SPIFAN develops consensus-based standards and methods to address issues that most impact the industry that supplies formulas for infants and special medical purposes (adult nutritionals). SPIFAN standards and methods provide critical guideposts to regulators and industry.
AOAC partners with the Infant Nutrition Council of America (INCA) on SPIFAN activities and signed a new agreement with INCA in October 2018.
Since its inception in 2011, SPIFAN has created 28 working groups. Current SPIFAN working groups include:
Current SPIFAN Expert Review Panels (ERPs) include the Nutrients ERP and Contaminants ERP. Click here to view reports from recent ERP meetings >
SPIFAN is powered by the experts on the stakeholder panel and the submitters of methods related to infant formula and adult nutritionals.
For scientists, participating in SPIFAN provides the opportunity to be on the front lines of methods development and standardization in the nutritionals space and to interact with like-minded colleagues at various stages of their careers.
For companies, supporting SPIFAN makes a direct contribution to product safety and simultaneously demonstrates corporate commitment to the advancement of method science.
If you are interested in this program and would like to partner with AOAC, please contact Alicia Meiklejohn at (301) 924-7077, ext. 101 or [email protected].
For general information on AOAC SPIFAN, please contact Delia Boyd, Program Lead, at (301) 924-7077, ext. 126 or [email protected].