March 1, 2023

DEADLINE:  ONGOING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

AOAC Official Methods of Analysis℠ (OMA) Program

Determination of Acrylamide in Selected Food Products

AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) invites method developers to submit methods for consideration and possible evaluation through the AOAC Official MethodsSM program. Prospective methods must be able to quantitate acrylamide in potato products, baby food, bread, other cereal and bakery products, cocoa products, coffee, tea, herbs and spices (including their extracts and mixtures), dry pet food, and nuts using chromatographic separation with mass spectrometric detection as the primary analytical technique.

For the purpose of this call for methods, selected food products is defined as the food products or commodities specified in the published Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPR®) for Acrylamide in Potato Products, Baby Food, Bread, Other Cereal and Bakery Products, Cocoa Products, Coffee, Tea, Herbs and Spices (Including Their Extracts and Mixtures), Dry Pet Food, and Nuts, AOAC 2022.006

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Method Eligibility

The intended use of any method meeting the SMPR is to establish a method for surveillance and monitoring by trained technicians. Acceptable methods must be reliable, repeatable, and ultimately reproducible when used by trained analysts in accredited laboratories.

Reference the draft SMPR for definitions of the various applicable commodities and the proposed method validation requirements for parameters such as analytical range, limit of quantitation, recovery, repeatability and reproducibility, system suitability and reference materials.  Relevant methods with chromatographic separation with mass spectrometric detection that meets the method performance requirements is acceptable for consideration.

Interested method developers must provide their method and data demonstrating that the method can meet the performance requirements.

AOAC Method Submission Requirements and Deadlines

Method authors may submit methods for review to the Official Methods of Analysis℠ (OMA) program.

Official Methods of Analysis (OMA) Program

  • Candidate methods must be submitted in AOAC OMA format, and the data submitted as a manuscript in Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL format. No exceptions. Please see the Access to Method Submission Form below as it contains information on requirements for submission, including format information and method safety.
  • Full single laboratory validation required followed by a reproducibility study.
  • Application fees apply for rapid commercial proprietary methods only.
  • Methods and manuscripts must be submitted by specified deadlines.

DEADLINE:  ONGOING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Submit your Method

Submit your method(s) for First Action status consideration. (Email submissions will not be accepted).

Method Application Fees May Apply.  For information on the method application fees, please visit CLICK HERE.  For questions on method application fees, please contact Deborah McKenzie at [email protected].

ACCESS TO METHOD SUBMISSION FORM    

For general information or comments on the Official MethodsSM Program, contact Saliha Argubie, Coordinator at [email protected]

Access SMPR

Click below to view Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPR):

AOAC 2022.006Standard Method Performance Requirements for Acrylamide in Potato Products, Baby Food, Bread, Other Cereal and Bakery Products, Cocoa Products, Coffee, Tea, Herbs and Spices (Including Their Extracts and Mixtures), Dry Pet Food, and Nuts