AOAC calls for arsenic quantitation methods

By Joseph James Whitworth

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Submitted methods will be looked at by an AOAC Expert Review Panel
Submitted methods will be looked at by an AOAC Expert Review Panel

Related tags Chromatography High performance liquid chromatography

AOAC International has called for methods for quantitation of arsenic species in foods and beverages.

An expert panel will review the methods for consideration for First Action Official Methods status.

Any approved/adopted Official Methods of Analysis can be used as a reference method for routine analysis or dispute resolution.

The preferred analytical technique include separation of species by ion chromatography (IC) or high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and detection of separated species by inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS).

Selected foods includes: rice, rice based products (baby food-cereals, infant formula, cereal), fruit juice (apple juice, grape juice), fish oil-based supplements, and seafood (finfish, shellfish, seaweed). 

Acceptable methods must show they meet AOAC 2015.006, so are reliable and reproducible when used by trained analysts in accredited laboratories. 

Methods and supporting data must be submitted by July 24 to Christopher Dent, Standards Development Coordinator:

Related topics Food safety & quality

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