May 12, 2021

Deadline: May 28, 2021

AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) announces the availability of a draft standard method performance requirements (SMPR) for: Non-Targeted Testing of Ingredients for Food Authenticity Methods (FAM) Evaluation of Saffron & Turmeric.

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 opened on Friday, April 30, 2021 and closed Friday, May 28, 2021. 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.
    1. Editorial comments provide additional clarification or correct typographical errors. Please suggest alternative wording or typographical corrections.
    2. 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.
    3. Disagreement comments reflect a perspective on content documented/undocumented in the drafts. Please provide language that document the perspective or position.
  4. All comments were due Friday, May 28, 2021. The AOAC editorial team will address all questions and reserves the right to not to accept comments received after the deadline.

Non-Targeted Testing SMPRs:

  1. Click to view the Draft Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPR) for Saffron
  2. Click to view the Draft Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPR) for Turmeric

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