June 19, 2020

AOAC is holding its second 2020 Analytical Methods Week activities the week of June 22-26, 2020.

Featuring virtual expert review panel (ERP) meetings, Analytical Methods Week consolidates and streamlines ongoing AOAC consensus-building activities, such as ERP methods reviews and public comment periods, keeping these important steps in the process moving forward.

See the schedule and contact information below, and don’t miss the live blog report-out on meetings.

MONDAY, JUNE 22nd  9:30AM – 11:00AM Staff Contact:  Deborah McKenzie at  [email protected].AOAC Orientation: ERP – New Methods through Final Action OMA Status Orientation for ERPs and their processes including adoption of methods, tracking of First Action Official Methods of Analysis and requirements for changing the action status of Official Methods of Analysis.
 11:30AM – 12:30PM Staff Contact:  Deborah McKenzie at  [email protected]AOAC Orientation:  Just for Method Authors Orientation for potential method authors on understanding the logistics and expectations for methods being submitted for review in the Official MethodsSM Program.
TUESDAY, JUNE 23rd 12:00PM – 2:00PM Staff Contact:  Delia Boyd at [email protected] AOAC Food Authenticity Program: Voting for the SMPRs This session is to provide an overview of the draft standard method performance requirements (SMPRs) developed by the Nontargeted Testing and Targeted Testing Working Groups.  Attendees will be able to hear from the working group chairs, ask questions, and cast a ballot on the following draft SMPRs: Nontargeted Testing SMPRs for Honey, Milk, and Extra Virgin Olive OilTargeted Testing SMPRs for Honey, Milk, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24th  9:30AM – 11:30AM Staff Contact:  Deborah McKenzie at [email protected]. AOAC Orientation: Standards and Official Methods   Orientation for due process in developing consensus and standards development within AOAC as well as Official Methods approval processes.
THURSDAY, JUNE 25th 10:00AM – 12:00PM Staff Contact:  Christopher Dent at [email protected]AOAC ERP for Sugars and Fructans Methods The ERP will review the following candidate method: Sugars in Animal Feed, Pet Food, and Human Food applying Ion Chromatography with Pulsed Amperometric Detection (IC-PAD)
FRIDAY,  JUNE 26th9:00AM – 11:00AM Staff Contact:  Deborah McKenzie at [email protected].AOAC ERP for Dietary Starch and Fiber Methods ERP will reach consensus on a recommendation for potential action status change to AOAC 2017.16, Total Dietary Fiber in Food and Food Ingredients by Rapid Integrated Enzymatic-Gravimetric– High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography Method.  The ERP also will review the following candidate method: Available Carbohydrates
 1:00PM – 4:00PM Administrator:  Deborah McKenzie at [email protected]ANSI-Accredited US TAG to ISO/TC 34 (Food products) The US TAG to ISO/TC 34 will hold its second quarter meeting. 
Staff Contact:  Deborah McKenzie at [email protected].
Expert Review Panel (ERP) for Sulfites in Seafood – The BIOFISH 300 SUL has undergone validation through the AOAC Performance Tested Methods program and has been certified. The manuscript for this method is submitted for consideration by the ERP as Total Sulfites in Shrimp for Official Methods First Action status.