2,4,6-Tribromoanisole (TBA) Programs
2,4,6-TBA is chemically a derivative of the anisole (or methoxybenzene) family of compounds, and is formed via the biomethylation of its precursor, 2,4,6-Tribromophenol (2,4,6-TBP) by several species of filamentous fungi (mold). 2,4,6-TBA causes a musty, moldy, earthly taint at extremely low concentrations (parts per trillion), and at high concentrations can result in significant quality issues.
TBA education: What it is, how it is formed, sensory properties, preventive actions to minimize risk
Risk analysis: On-site assessments to identify materials and practices that are at risk for TBA contamination
Facility Assessments: Customized assessments for materials and facilities to determine present levels of TBA (and other haloanisoles) in the atmosphere and specific products/materials
Remediation Activities: Develop and execute customized action plans to reduce (or eliminate) TBA taint
Monitoring: Develop and execute long term monitoring programs of facilities/products to identify TBA prior to significant contamination
Follow-up Assessments: Conduct follow-up assessments to verify reduction (or elimination) of TBA taint