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ADDITIONAL INFANT FORMULA METHOD FOR TOTAL FOLATES HAS NOW BEEN POSTED, AS OF NOVEMBER 6, 2012.*

For a limited time, select Official MethodsSM papers that are being published in the Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL (JAOAC) are available in pre-publication on AOAC’s website free of charge. These Official MethodsSM are the product of AOAC’s new pathway to First Action status and its standards-setting processes. The methods are the first to be approved by an expert review panel (ERP) based on evaluation against standard method performance requirements (SMPRs) developed by a stakeholder panel.

The method papers come from the infant formula community and are "state-of-the art," said Darryl Sullivan of Covance Laboratories, who served as chair of the ERP that granted the methods First Action approval. "They are going to bring infant formula testing forward 25 years in technology. With HPLC and MS/MS techniques, the methods are highly specific. Stringent SMPRs were established, requiring high performance from the methods. We are confident in these methods, which operate well within the Horwitz curve."

Approval and publication of these methods makes them available to laboratories, so that they can start using them and generating additional information on the methods' performance. Said Sullivan, "AOAC can make use of this valuable information to determine if the methods need a change in status or additional information."

To date, ERPs have adopted a total of 31 First Action Methods for infant formula, three methods for drug residues in animal tissues, three methods for antioxidants in food, one method for flavanols in chocolate, and one method for dyes in seafood. Methods papers for all of these methods are being published in upcoming issues of JAOAC.

Bob Rathbone, JAOAC editor, explains that publishing on the web is a way to introduce AOAC's newest Official MethodsSM to potential method users and, hopefully, broaden the audience to JAOAC content, as well. "As a strategy, we may hold back publishing Official MethodSM papers to the web in the future to encourage JAOAC subscriptions, but a portion of the manuscripts–the Offiical MethodSM—will remain available to AOAC members via the OMA online."

The links below allows users to see the full-text JAOAC method papers that are usually available to JAOAC subscribers only. With the papers available on the web, Rathbone said that users will Google them easily in a query, which in turn affords more visibility to those new methods, and "for a limited time, method users will have access to the full papers."

Introduction

Infant Formula and Adult/Pediatric Nutritional Methods Approved First Action Using the AOAC Voluntary Consensus Standards Process

 

AOAC Official MethodsSM for Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals

* Determination of Total Folates in Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals by Trienzyme Extraction and UPLC-MS/MS Quantitation: First Action 2011.06

Determination of Vitamin B12 in Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals Using HPLC After Purification on an Immunoaffinity Column: First Action 2011.09

Determination of Myo-Inositol (Free and Bound as Phosphatidylinositol) in Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals by Liquid Chromatography/Pulsed Amperometry with Column Switching: First Action 2011.18

Determination of Vitamins D2 and D3 in Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals by Ultra-Pressure Liquid Chromatography with Tandem Mass Spectrometry Detection (UPLC-MS/MS): First Action 2011.12 

Simultaneous Determination of Vitamins D2 and D3 by LC-MS/MS in Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals: First Action 2011.13

Analysis of 5’-Mononucleotides in Infant Formula and Adult/Pediatric Nutritional Formula by Liquid Chromatography: First Action 2011.20

HILIC-MS/MS Method for the Quantitation of Nucleotides in Infant Formula and Adult Nutritional Formula: First Action 2011.21

Application of Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry for the Measurement of Chromium, Selenium, and Molybdenum in Infant Formula and Adult Nutritional Products: First Action 2011.19 

Determination of Folate in Infant Formula and Adult/Pediatric Nutritional Formula by Optical Biosensor Assay: First Action 2011.05

Determination of Vitamin A in Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals by UPLC-UV: First Action 2011.07

Determination of Vitamin A (Retinol) in Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals by Liquid Chromatography: First Action 2011.15

Determination of Vitamin B12 in Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals by Liquid Chromatography/UV Detection with Immunoaffinity Extraction: First Action 2011.08

Determination of Vitamin B12 in Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals by HPLC: First Action 2011.10

Determination of Vitamin B12 in Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals by Surface Plasmon Resonance: First Action 2011.16 (Test Kit Method)

Application of Ultra-High-Performance Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry for the Measurement of Vitamin D in Infant Formula and Adult/Pediatric Nutritional Formula: First Action 2011.11

 

Standard Method Performance Requirements

AOAC SMPR 2011.006: Standard Method Performance Requirements for Folate in Infant Formula and Adult/Pediatric Nutritional Formula

AOAC SMPR 2011.003: Standard Method Performance Requirements for Vitamin A in Infant Formula and Adult/Pediatric Nutritional Formula

AOAC SMPR 2011.005: Standard Method Performance Requirements for Vitamin B12 in Infant Formula and Adult/Pediatric Nutritional Formula

AOAC SMPR 2011.004: Standard Method Performance Requirements for Vitamin D in Infant Formula and Adult/Pediatric Nutritional Formula

AOAC SMPR 2011.007: Standard Method Performance Requirements for Myo-Inositol in Infant Formula and Adult/Pediatric Nutritional Formula

AOAC SMPR 2011.008: Standard Method Performance Requirements for Nucleotides in Infant Formula and Adult/Pediatric Nutritional Formula

AOAC SMPR 2011.009: Standard Method Performance Requirements for Cr, Mo, and Se in Infant Formula and Adult/Pediatric Nutritional Formula

 

 



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