Albillos S.M.,National Center for Food Safety and Technology |
Reddy R.,U.S. Food and Drug Administration |
Salter R.,Charm Sciences Inc.
Journal of Food Protection
Alkaline phosphatase is a ubiquitous milk enzyme that historically has been used to verify adequate pasteurization of milk for public health purposes. Current approved methods for detection of alkaline phosphatase in milk include the use of enzyme photoactivated substrates to give readings in milliunits per liter. The U.S. and European public health limit for alkaline phosphatase in pasteurized drinks is 350 mU/liter. A modified chemiluminescent method, fast alkaline phosphatase, was compared with the approved fluorometric and chemiluminescent alkaline phosphatase methods to determine whether the modified method was equivalent to the approved methods and suitable for detecting alkaline phosphatase in milk. Alkaline phosphatase concentrations in cow's, goat's, and sheep's milk and in flavored drinks and cream were determined by three methods. Evaluations in each matrix were conducted with pasteurized samples spiked with raw milk to produce alkaline phosphatase concentrations of 2 to 5,000 mU/liter. The tests were performed by the method developer and then reproduced at a laboratory at the National Center for Food Safety and Technology following the criteria for a single laboratory validation. The results indicated that the fast alkaline phosphatase method was not significantly different from the approved chemiluminescent method, with a limit of detection of 20 to 50 mU/liter in all the studied matrices. This modified chemiluminescent method detects alkaline phosphatase in the 350 mU/liter range with absolute differences from triplicate data that are lower and within the range of the allowed intralaboratory repeatability values published for the approved chemiluminescent method. © International Association for Food Protection. Source
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