AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) is recruiting subject matter expert volunteers for the formation of its Expert Review Panel (ERP) for Organic Acids in Food Methods to review submitted candidate methods for adoption and published as Official Methods of Analysis of AOAC INTERNATIONAL. AOAC is actively recruiting international volunteers with experience and expertise to serve on this ERP. Membership in this ERP is an opportunity to participate and lend your expertise and experience to the AOAC Official MethodsSM Program in evaluating methods for the detection and determination of organic acids such as acetic acid and citric acid in food and beverages.
If you are a subject matter expert and are interested in volunteering on this AOAC ERP, please complete the application below.
The methods to be reviewed by this ERP include methods for the analysis of organic acids in food. The initial analyte includes acetic acid, but other analytes may be forthcoming. Individual sole-source methods are being submitted for the evaluation in the AOAC Official MethodsSM program. AOAC uses several validation guidelines published in Official Methods of Analysis of AOAC INTERNATIONAL as the primary guidance for the validation and evaluation of submitted methods for adoption. Although, none are currently specified, validation protocols may also be considered to assess validation parameters and data.
All applications will be screened and submitted to the AOAC Official Methods Board who will vet the candidates and form the ERP roster. Ideal candidates for ERP Membership must: