April 13, 2023

The Working Group for Heavy Metals, chaired by Christopher Smith, The Coca-Cola Company, and Stéphane Dubascoux, Nestle, will have its first working group meeting on Tuesday, April 18, at 9 AM ET, to begin the proposed scope of work. If you are interested in joining the working group, please contact Allison Baker and fill out the volunteer application form.

AOAC INTERNATIONAL’s 2023 Midyear Meeting saw the launch of a newly established scientific working group, the Working Group for Heavy Metals. The objective of this group is to review the applicability of current standard method performance requirements for heavy metals in foods in response to the lower regulatory limits worldwide. The working group will revise and/or develop one or more SMPRs®, as deemed necessary by WG experts, to reflect global changes in regulatory limits for heavy metals in defined matrices based on priorities established by the project’s Advisory Panel.