(2- and 3-MCPD esters & Glycidyl esters (GE))

EXTENDED: January 2018: AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) invites method developers to submit methods for consideration and possible evaluation through the AOAC Official MethodSM program. Prospective methods must be able to evaluate the quantitative analysis of overall contents of 2-MCPD, 3-MCPD and glycidol, resulting from the separate or combined determination of free 2-MCPD and 2-MCPD esters, free 3-MCPD and 3-MCPD esters and glycidyl esters in all forms of infant, adult nutritionals, and/or pediatric formula (powders, ready-to-feed liquids, and liquid concentrates) according to the Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPR®).
Click HERE to view the MCPD Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPR®)
Infant formula is defined as breast-milk substitute specially manufactured to satisfy, by itself, the nutritional requirements of infants during the first months of life up to the introduction of appropriate complementary feeding1. Adult/pediatric formula is defined as nutritionally complete, specially formulated foods, consumed in liquid form, which may constitute the sole source of nourishment2. Acceptable methods must be compatible with formula made from any combination of milk, soy, rice, whey, hydrolyzed protein, starch, and amino acids, with and without intact protein; and with test samples in ready-to-feed liquid, concentrated liquid and powdered form.
Methods must be reliable and reproducible when used by trained analysts in accredited laboratories. Any analytical technique that meets the method performance requirements is acceptable. In addition, interested method developers must provide their method and data demonstrating that the method can meet the performance requirements.

Methods must be written in AOAC OMA report format and submitted in MS Word (NO EXCEPTIONS). Please visit the AOAC SPIFAN Resource page for information on method submission.

**Deadline date for MCPD submissions is February 16, 2018.
A copyright transfer form (available on the AOAC SPIFAN Resource Page) must also be completed for ALL method submissions. If the method has been previously published, permission must be obtained from the appropriate parties. Please provide name(s) and complete contact information for the publishing organization and/or corresponding author to Delia Boyd, Program Manager at
your method(s). (Email submissions will not be accepted)
For information or comments on submisson, please contact Delia Boyd, Program Manager at or via telephone: 301-924-7077 ext 126.


1Codex Standard 72-1981
2AOAC Stakeholder Panel on Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals (SPIFAN); 2010