2023 Volume 64 Issue 4 Pages 154-160
An inter-laboratory study involving 24 laboratories was conducted to validate the modified analytical method for the migration solution of heptane for the determination of bisphenol A migrating from polycarbonate food processing materials. In this study, two concentrations of samples were blindly coded. Each laboratory determined the analyte (bisphenol A, phenol and p-tert-butylphenol) concentration in each sample according to the established protocol. The obtained values were analyzed statistically using internationally accepted guidelines. Horwitz ratios were calculated based on the reproducibility relative standard deviation (RSDR), which was estimated from the inter-laboratory study, and predicted RSDR, which was calculated using the Horwitz/Thompson equation. Horwitz ratios of the two samples ranged from 0.15 to 0.37 for the three compounds, meeting the performance criteria of less than 2 set by the Codex Alimentarius for analytical method approval. These results showed that this modified analytical method shows good performance as an analytical method for the migration solution of heptane.