AOAC INTERNATIONAL invites method authors and developers to submit relevant methods that may meet the Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPR®) for Detection of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli in Cannabis and Cannabis Products.
Submitted method manuscripts that include expected validation data will be reviewed by an AOAC Expert Review Panel for consideration of AOAC First Action Official Methods of AnalysisSM status. Methods adopted as AOAC First Action Official Methods by the Expert Review Panel will be published by AOAC INTERNATIONAL.
Candidate methods must be able to detect Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) serotypes in cannabis and cannabis products, please refer to SMPR 2020.012 for details. Acceptable methods must demonstrate that they meet the appropriate SMPR, therefore, being reliable and reproducible when used by trained analysts in accredited laboratories. Any analytical technique(s) that measures the analytes of interest and meets the method performance requirements in the SMPR will be considered.
Method authors may submit methods for review to the Official Methods of Analysis℠ (OMA) program. Method authors with rapid commercial and proprietary methods may opt to submit methods for review to the Performance Tested Methods℠ (PTM) program only; to the OMA program only; or to the PTM program first and then submit to the OMA program, thereafter.
DEADLINE: None at this time
1. Upcoming Method Author orientation sessions. To express interest, contact Christopher Dent at [email protected].
2. At a Glance Instructions to Authors is available to assist method authors in formatting their method manuscripts.
3. AOAC Consulting Services to draft validation testing protocols, format methods and manuscripts for PTM and OMA programs. Application fees apply for this service. To use Consulting Service for PTM, contact Nora Marshall at [email protected]. To use Consulting Service for OMA, contact Deborah McKenzie at [email protected].