Open for Public Comment Period

Amino Acids - Draft Standard Method Performance Requirement (SMPR) - August 2018

August 3, 2018: AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) announces the availability of draft standard method performance requirement (SMPR) for Amino Acids in infant formula and adult nutritionals. In accordance with AOAC standard developing procedures, the draft document(s) must be posted for an open stakeholder comment period.

Comment Process

The public comment period opened on Friday, August 3, 2018 and closes Friday, August 17, 2018. Comments will be compiled and reviewed, and the documents may be revised if necessary, based on comments received.

AOAC requests that the following guidelines be observed in providing comments:

1.    For specific comments, please state the line number and/or range of line numbers in each document for which the comment applies.

2.    Please specify if the comment is an editorial, content, or disagreement comment.

        a.   Editorial comments provide additional clarification or correct typographical errors. Please suggest alternative wording or typographical

        b.   Content-related comments provide technical clarity and comprehensiveness. Please suggest the appropriate technical language. Documents
              will be reviewed by AOAC for technical accuracy and clarity.

         c.  Comments reflect a perspective on content documented/undocumented in the draft(s). Please provide language that document the perspective
              or position.

3.    Provide rationale as to why the editor should consider the comment.

4.    All comments are due by Friday, August 17, 2018. The AOAC editorial team will address all questions and reserves the right not to accept comments
       received after the deadline.

Click here to view and provide comments for Draft Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPRs):

For technical information on how to provide comments, contact Delia Boyd, Senior Manager at or via telephone: 301-924-7077 ext 126.