February 11, 2020

DEADLINE: March 7, 2020.

AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) announces the availability of a draft standard method performance requirements (SMPR®) for the determination of 2’-fucosyllactose (2’-FL) and lacto-N-neotetraose (LNnT) Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMO) in Infant and Adult/Pediatric Nutritional Formula.

The draft SMPR represent the stakeholder panel deliberations. In accordance with AOAC standard developing procedures, the draft document must be posted for an open public comment period.

Comment Process

The public comment period begins February 6, 2020 and closes March 7, 2020. Comments will be compiled and reviewed, and the documents may be revised, if necessary, based on comments received.

AOAC requests that the following guidelines be observed in providing comments:

  1. For specific comments, please state the line number and/or range of line numbers in each document for which the comment applies.
  2. Provide rationale as to why the editor should consider the comment.
  3. Please specify if the comment is an editorial, content, or disagreement comment.
    • Editorial comments provide additional clarification or correct typographical errors. Please suggest alternative wording or typographical corrections.
    • Content-related comments provide technical clarity and comprehensiveness. Please suggest the appropriate technical language.  Documents will be reviewed by AOAC for technical accuracy and clarity.
    • Disagreement comments reflect a perspective on content documented/undocumented in the drafts. Please provide language that document the perspective or position.
  4. All comments are due on March 7, 2020. The AOAC editorial team will address all questions and reserves the right to not to accept comments received after the deadline.

Click here to view the Draft Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPR) for 2’-FL (HMO)

Click here to view the Draft Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPR) for LNnT (HMO)

To provide comments to the draft Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPR):

  Click to provide comments on the draft Standard Method Performance Requirements for Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMO)

or copy & paste link in browser: https://form.jotform.com/AOACINT/Open-for-comments-aoac-hmo-SMPR

For technical information on how to provide comments, contact Delia Boyd, Senior Manager at [email protected] or via telephone: 301-924-7077 ext. 126.