September 14, 2023

Draft AOAC Food Allergen Immunoassay Validation Guidance Document

(September 2023)

Open for 30-Day Public Comment Period

September 13, 2023:  AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) announces the availability of the draft Food Allergen Immunoassay Validation Guidance document.

Comment Process

The public comment period opens on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, and closes Friday, October 13, 2023.  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.

a.   Editorial comments provide additional clarification or correct typographical errors. Please suggest alternative wording or typographical corrections

b.   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.

c.   Disagreement comments reflect a perspective on content documented/undocumented in the drafts. Please provide language that documents the perspective or position.

4.   All comments are due within 30 days of the initial posting date (deadline: October 13, 2023). The AOAC editorial team will address all questions and reserves the right to not accept comments received after the deadline.

To provide comments to the draft Food Allergen Immunoassay Validation Guidance document.

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