Call for collaborators of OMA-2010-Jan-001 Multiresidue pesticide method in tea


Ladies and gentlemen,

The collaborative study of International AOAC priority research project (2010) "OMA-2010-Jan-001: Determination of 653 Pesticide Residues and Chemical Pollutants in Tea by GC-MS, GC-MS/MS and/or LC-MS/MS" will be official started in March, 2013. As AOAC Study Director, I cordially invite you to participate in the Collaborative Study. We are soliciting collaboration from laboratories located in the five continents such as Europe, America, Asia, Oceania and Africa. Your participation is voluntarily. We are inviting 20-30 laboratories for each method from over 15 countries and regions. We hope that all of you that are interested in this study would submit your applications based on your own lab conditions. You may participate in the collaborative study of both methods of GC-MS-SIM (including GC-MS/MS) and LC-MS/MS or one of them. Please choose the method(s) according to the forms in Appendix A. Please email the completed Appendix A to me as soon as possible.

To understand the study protocol briefly, please see Appendix B, C and D. You may also get more information in our previous paper (J AOAC Int. 2011;94(4)1253-96) or contact with Dr. Joe O. Boison ((306) 975-5358 I joe.boison@inspection.gc.ca I Facsimile / Telecopieur: (306) 975-6832, Senior Research Scientist, Centre for Veterinary Drug Residues (CVDR), Canadian Food Inspection Agency Chercheur scientifique principal, Centre pour le dépistage des résidus medicamentaux et vétérinaire (CRMV), Agence canadienne d'inspection des aliments (ACIA), 116 Veterinary Road I 116 Chemin Veterinary, Saskatoon, SK S7N 2R3 Government of Canada I Gouvernement du Canada www.inspection.gc.ca) and PhD Jon W. Wong (U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, HFS-706, College Park, MD 20740,Tel: 301-436-2172, Fax: 301-436-2332, Jon.wong@fda.hhs.gov).

It’s our life honor and privilege to gather the laboratories from all the corners of the world together and to form a temporary research team for this AOAC collaborative study. We also cherish this opportunity of working together with scientists from over a dozen countries. By making concerted efforts, operating strictly per the procedures and perfecting our expertise, we strive to achieve a successful conclusion of this International AOAC Collaborative Study. This study is to begin by March, 2013 and the deadline for recruiting collaborators is February, 2013, and we hope that all the experts interested in this AOAC collaborative study will turn in their questionnaires before this deadline.

I would like to offer my sincerest gratitude for your consideration on becoming a participant in this study.

Dr. Guo-Fang Pang
AOAC Study Director
Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine
No.a3, Gaobeidian Beilu, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100123, China
Email: qhdciqgfpang@yahoo.com.cn
Fax: +86-10-85762586

Appendix A: Questionnaire on AOAC INTERNATIONAL Collaborative Study
Appendix B: GC-MS(GC-MS/MS)&LC-MS/MS Analysis program
Appendix C: Design of AOAC Collaborative Study Protocol
Appendix D: Investigate the Ruggedness of the method (2008.11-2012.09)



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