BOVM-1: Bovine Muscle Certified Reference Material for Trace Metals and other Constituents

BOVM-1 is a Certified Reference Material prepared from Canada Grade A beef. Certified, reference and information quantity values are provided in the following tables for trace metals and other constituents. Established values are equally weighted means of results from at least two analytical methods and/or laboratories. Uncertainties are expressed at a 95% confidence interval. All values are expressed on a dry-mass basis.

Table 1: Certified quantity values for BOVM-1

Element Mass fraction, mg/kg
Calcium 145 ± 20
Magnesium 960 ± 95
Potassium 15 200 ± 400
Sodium 2100 ± 100
Zinc 142 ± 14

Table 2: Reference values for BOVM-1

Element Mass fraction, mg/kg
Arsenic 0.009 ± 0.003
Boron 0.6 ± 0.4
Cadmium 0.013 ± 0.011
Cobalt 0.007 ± 0.003
Copper 2.84 ± 0.45
Iron 71.2 ± 9.2
Lead 0.38 ± 0.24
Manganese 0.37 ± 0.09
Molybdenum 0.08 ± 0.06
Phosphorus 8360 ± 450
Selenium 0.076 ± 0.010
Strontium 0.052 ± 0.015
Rubidium 28.7 ± 3.5

Table 3: Information values for BOVM-1

Element Mass fraction, mg/kg
Aluminium 1.7
Antimony 0.01
Barium 0.05
Bromine 1.1
Caesium 0.05
Chlorine 1900
Chromium 0.071
Fluorine 0.22
Iodine 0.035
Nickel 0.05
Nitrogen 138 000
Sulfur 8000
Vanadium 0.005

Intended use

This Certified Reference Material (CRM) is intended for use in evaluating analytical methods and instruments used for the determination of major, minor, and trace constituent elements in bovine muscle and other similar food, agricultural, and biological materials. A minimum sample mass of 500 mg is recommended.

This material is intended for laboratory use, not for human consumption.

Uncertainty

Original uncertainty estimates for RM 8414 were verified at NRC and were retained in this report. As stated in the RM 8414 report [1], uncertainties are imprecision estimates expressed either as a 95% confidence interval, based on a sample mass of at least 500 mg. These uncertainties, based on between-method and between-laboratory, between-unit and within-unit estimates of variances, include measures of analytical method and laboratory imprecisions and biases and material inhomogeneity.

BOVM-1
Date of Issue: September 2015
Date of Expiry: September 2025
Revised: March 2016 (editorial update)

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