AOAC 2017 Annual Meeting Preliminary Program

LEADING THE INDUSTRY in Food Science and Safety


September 24– 27, 2017  Atlanta, GA, USA

AOAC INTERNATIONAL is a non-profit scientific association dedicated to the development and validation of analytical methods, improvement of quality assurance procedures in laboratories, and the professional development of scientists. Since its founding in 1884, AOAC has evolved from a group of scientists within the U.S. federal government into an independent association of over 3,000 analytical chemists, microbiologists, and other scientists engaged in a wide range of positions in industry, government, and academic laboratories around the world.




6 Welcome from the President of AOAC INTERNATIONAL 8 Schedule at a Glance 10 Keynote Address 11 H.W. Wiley Award Address 13 Stakeholder Panels 16 Exposition & Exhibitor/Partner Presentation Information

18 Scientific Sessions 28 Poster Presentations 35 Special Events 37 Meeting & Travel Information 38 Explore Atlanta 40 Registration Information

WHY ATTEND THE 131 ST AOAC ANNUAL MEETING? The greatest minds, talent, innovations, and solutions for methods based science are found at the AOAC INTERNATIONAL Annual Meeting & Exposition. This once a year event is unlike any other you will attend within the industry.

EDUCATE. NETWORK. COLLABORATE. The AOAC Annual Meeting & Exposition is the epitome of those three words.

AOAC and the standards-based scientific community have evolved. The future of AOAC is to provide solutions and to take on the global goal within our community to advance science by establishing standards and approving more methods FASTER…so that our member companies, our individual scientist members, and all others associated with the methods process can experience the fruits of their labor. The AOAC Annual Meeting & Exposition is the one source where the industry gathers to learn and collaborate on the past, present, and future of science and the business of analytical, scientific evaluation. HIGHLIGHTS: • Nearly 900 attendees • More than 60 exhibiting companies • 4 Stakeholder Panels held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday • 17 Exhibitor Presentations • 300 posters • Open access to all member community meetings • 27 scientific sessions ranging in a variety of topics in food safety and security For 2017, the AOAC Annual Meeting & Exposition‘s education is the most relevant and impactful lineup of scientific sessions and poster presentations we have offered to date. We are very proud of our exhibitor list and excited for you to meet with them and learn about their products and services and to collaborate with them to stay on top of the most cutting-edge trends and innovations within our industry. Whether you are a long time AOAC Annual Meeting attendee or an industry professional curious and interested in what AOAC is all about and wondering where a relationship with the organization might fit into your professional agenda, we invite you to attend and experience the 2017 Annual Meeting & Exposition. We are confident that your attendance will be time well spent. The best minds, talent, innovations, and solutions sharing a common goal…to approve, establish global standards, and advance science. REGISTER TODAY TO SHARE IN THE EXPERIENCE! • Sunday Training Courses included in registration fees • Networking receptions on Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday • More than 30% of attendees coming from outside the US

“ Register today to share in the experience!”

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2016 – 2017 AOAC TECHNICAL PROGRAMMING COUNCIL AOAC wishes to express its sincere thanks to the members of the Technical Programming Council for their efforts in developing and coordinating the technical program for this year’s Annual Meeting.

Alexander Krynitsky, Chair Symbiotic Research LLC

Jane Weitzel, Member Independent Consultant

Michael McLaughlin, Vice Chair FDA – ORA/ORS

John Szpylka, Member Mérieux NutriSciences

Patrick Bird, Member Q Laboratories, Inc.

Jian Wang, Member Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Aniko Solyom, Member GAAS Analytical

Melissa Phillips, Member NIST

Carmen Diaz-Amigo, Member FOCOS GbR

Erin Crowley, Ex-Officio Member Q Laboratories, Inc.

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Ron L. Johnson, President bioMérieux, Inc. Hazelwood, MO, USA Norma Hill, Past President US Treasury (Retired) Concord, CA, USA DeAnn Benesh, President-Elect 3M Food Safety Saint Paul, MN, USA

Clay Detlefson, Director National Milk Producers Federation Arlington, VA, USA

Brad Goskowicz, Director Microbiologics, Inc. Saint Cloud, MN, USA Anthony J. Lupo, Director Neogen Corporation Lansing, MI, USA

Jonathan W. DeVries, Treasurer Medallion Laboratories/General Mills (Retired) Minneapolis, MN, USA

Daniel S. Fabricant, Director-at-Large Natural Products Association Washington, DC, USA Daniel Schmitz, Director-at-Large Abbott Nutrition Columbus, OH, USA Stephen A. Wise, Director-at-Large NIH Office of Dietary Supplements Bethesda, MD, USA Jonathan Goodwin, Interim Executive Director AOAC INTERNATIONAL Rockville, MD, USA

Darryl M. Sullivan, Secretary Covance Laboratories Madison, WI, USA

Jo Marie Cook, Director Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Tallahassee, FL, USA

Lei Bao, Director Nestlé Food Safety Institute Beijing, Peoples Republic of China Samuel Benrejeb Godefroy, Director University Laval Quebec City, Canada

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Dear Colleagues, On behalf of the entire Board of Directors and staff of AOAC INTERNATIONAL, welcome to the 131 st Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia. It’s going to be a great week of advancing standards development activities and finding the best methods in the areas most important to our stakeholders. And, of course, catching up with old friends and making new connections. This is an especially exciting time to be part of the important work of the association—a world-class leader in providing science-based solutions through voluntary consensus standards development and Official Methods SM . It is a time for new ideas, new engagements, and empowerment at AOAC. The Board of Directors has been actively engaged in new strategic planning and is moving on an ambitious goal to take AOAC to the next level in international outreach and engagement. In fact, members of the staff and Board have been working closely with an outstanding consulting firm throughout the spring, culminating in a mid-June planning retreat where the foundation was laid for the new strategic directions that AOAC INTERNATIONAL is beginning to pursue. One of the best examples of the association’s important work can be seen at the AOAC Annual Meeting and Exposition, where members’ passion for science is unsurpassed. I urge you to attend at least one of the stakeholder panels, working groups, or expert review panels and see for yourself the proven AOAC process in action. AOAC stakeholders have a voice in driving priorities, setting standards, and recommending the best methods that are fit-for-purpose and most needed in their respective communities. One of AOAC’s greatest strengths is its ability to bring people together from around the globe, representing various sectors and with unique and diverse perspectives to work together toward a common goal. This remarkable collaborative process has resulted in a myriad of voluntary consensus, globally recognized and accepted standards and methods that can help solve global food safety issues. In addition to standards development and Official Methods SM activities, AOAC is honored to announce this year’s keynote speaker, Wamwari Waichungo, Vice President for Global Scientific and Regulatory Affairs at The Coca-Cola Company. She leads the multinational beverage corporation’s efforts to evaluate and substantiate the safety and efficacy of ingredients, products, and packaging. In addition, her team is responsible for ensuring the regulatory compliance of all ingredients, products, and packaging. The keynote address will be delivered on Monday, September 25, 2017. This year’s Harvey W. Wiley Award recipient, Kaushik Banerjee of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research’s National Research Center for Grapes, is a chemist who helped build India’s modern analytical testing program for pesticide residues and other contaminants in foods. He is head of the National Referral Laboratory on Agrochemical Residues. Banerjee is being recognized for his achievements in not only administration and international harmonization, but

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“ It’s going to be a great week of advancing standards development activities and finding the best methods...”

more than 60 papers in the past decade alone on analytical method development and validation. In his Wiley Award Address, which will be given on Monday, September 25, 2017, Banerjee will reflect on the journey of establishing a thriving agrochemical residue analysis system in India that took place under his leadership over the last 14 years. He will stress the important role of precise and accurate analysis of agrochemical residues in establishing and sustaining food safety traceability systems in agricultural crops.

The Annual Meeting features innovations in science and presentations from preeminent leaders in the global sciences community. Developed by the Technical Programming Council, 28 scientific sessions feature a spectrum of topics, including food authenticity, food safety, veterinary drugs, chemical contaminants, cosmetics and color additives, metals and metals speciation, mycotoxins, reference materials, food allergens, laboratory management, dietary supplements and botanicals, carbohydrates, and dietary fiber, to name a few. This year’s meeting also includes an impressive collection of poster presentations, exhibiting companies, exhibitor/partner presentations, as well as committee, community, and Section meetings. Thank you to our meeting sponsors, partners, and exhibitors. The Exhibit Hall will showcase a highly impressive display featuring leading providers of state-of-the-art laboratory products and services to help you with your analytical needs. I encourage you to make the most of your membership and take full advantage of all the opportunities that AOAC and the Annual Meeting have to offer. Meet and learn from internationally renowned scientists who are making a difference in their field. Examine the latest scientific research and technological advancements. Explore challenges and find opportunities for the association and the analytical sciences community it serves. AOAC cannot achieve success without the dedicated support of our members, volunteers, partners, and customers. More standards and methods and greater international recognition all lead to new opportunities that benefit the analytical community as a whole. Now more than ever, it is a critical time to become involved and help provide solutions with the common goal to advance science by establishing global standards and delivering more methods faster. We are excited to see you in Atlanta. Please join me at the Exhibit Hall Grand Opening and President’s Welcome Reception on Sunday evening to kick off what is sure to be another outstanding AOAC Annual Meeting and Exposition. Ronald Johnson


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3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Exhibitor/Partner Presentation: ANKOM Technology

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Agricultural Materials Community Meeting

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration Open

TDRM Symposium: CRMs & RMs — What is the Difference and What Does My Lab Need? Symposium: Challenges in the Shift to Color Additives from Natural Sources — Regulation and Chemistry Symposium: Novel Analytical Approaches to Manufacturing QC in the Dietary Supplement and Food Industries AOAC Expert Review Panel for Microbiology Methods for Foods and Environmental Surfaces (RI)

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 7:30 am – 8:00 pm Registration Open 8:30 am – 10:30 am

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Health Assessment Measurements Quality Assurance Program Information Session

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

10:00 am – 11:00 am 11:30 am – 12:30 pm 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Committee on Fellows Meeting

Harvey W. Wiley Award Committee Meeting TDLM Training Session: Traceability—  An Important Requirement for ISO 17025 AOAC Expert Review Panel for SPSFAM Ethanol in Kombucha (Tea) Methods TDRM Workshop: New ISO Series of Documents for Reference Material Producers New Member and First Time Meeting Attendee Orientation Exhibit Hall Grand Opening & President’s Welcome Reception

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Exhibitor/Partner Presentation: VUV Analytics, Inc.

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

New Member and First-Time Attendee Welcoming Reception

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

ALACC Meeting

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Chemical Contaminants and Residues in Food Community Meeting Colors and Cosmetics Meeting Taiwan Section Business Meeting Japan Section Business Meeting

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Reception for TDLM Members

Central Section Business Meeting

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 7:30 am – 5:00 pm Registration Open 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Joint Asian Sections Business Meeting

TDRM Executive Committee Meeting Exhibitor/Partner Presentation: Thermo Fisher Scientific Latin America Section Business Meeting

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 7:15 am – 8:15 am Exhibitor/Partner Presentation: Waters Corporation 7:30 am – 5:00 pm Registration Open 7:45 am – 8:15 am Refreshment Break 8:00 am – 10:00 am

9:00 am – 9:30 am

9:15 am – 10:15 am

10:00 am – 10:30 am Continental Breakfast 10:00 am – 10:30 am Exhibitor/Partner Presentation: Shimadzu 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Keynote Address & Awards Ceremony 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Poster Author Presentations 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

AOAC Expert Review Panel for Anthocyanins (RI)

8:00 am – 12:00 pm 8:15 am – 9:45 am

Editorial Board Meeting

Poster Presentations: Environmental Analysis, Food Nutrition and Food Allergens, Botanicals and Dietary Supplements, Colorants & Dyes, and Emerging Issues in Food Safety and Security

Symposium: New Blood 2017 — Developing Methods for the Detection of Chemical Residues, Contaminants and Important Analytes Symposium: Challenges in Food Allergen Management — Effective Tools and Practical Considerations Symposium: Characterization of Botanical Extracts Using Multiple Technologies AOAC Expert Review Panel for SPIFAN Nutrient Methods Exhibitor/Partner Presentation: Phenomenex Poster Presentations: Authenticity, Detection and Measurement of Natural Toxins, Microbiological Methods, General Methods, Quality Assurance and Accreditation, Performance Tested Methods TM Refreshment Break

8:15 am – 9:45 am

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm Exhibitor/Partner Presentation: SCIEX 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm H.W. Wiley Award Address 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Wiley Award Symposium: Advances in Food Analysis

8:15 am – 9:45 am

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Symposium: Harmonization — One Big "Happy" Method Certification Family? Symposium: Cannabis — What is in the Plant and How to Overcome Challenges in Analysis AOAC Expert Review Panel for SPSFAM Select Food Allergen Methods

9:45 am – 10:15 am 10:00 am – 10:30 am 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Refreshment Break

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 7:30 am – 8:00 am

10:00 am – 5:00 pm 10:15 am – 11:45 am

Exhibit Hall Open

Hot Topic Roundtable: The Darker Side of Food Allergens — Vulnerability Assessment and Prevention of Product Adulteration with Food Allergens Workshop: "Seed to Shelf" — What is the Sweet Spot between Manufacturers/Testing Labs/ Supply Chain for Dietary Supplements and Foods? Symposium: Developing and Validating Multi- Residue/Multi-Class Screening Methods for Analysis of Chemical Contaminants in Food Using GC- and LC-Chromatography and High Resolution Mass Spectrometry

Exhibitor/Partner Presentation: LGC Standards

7:45 am – 8:15 am 8:00 am – 10:00 am 8:00 am – 12:00 pm 8:15 am – 9:45 am

Refreshment Break

AOAC Expert Review Panel for Gluten Assays (RI)

Registration Open

10:15 am – 11:45 am

Committee on Statistics Symposium: Ideas for Target Measurement Uncertainty, Intermediate Precision, and Collaborative Studies — Review and Meta-Analysis Symposium: Applications of Metagenomics for Food Safety Symposium: Worldwide Perspectives on Contaminants Testing in Food and Environmental Samples Using Advanced Analytical Techniques

10:15 am – 11:45 am

8:15 am – 9:45 am

8:15 am – 9:45 am

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

AOAC Expert Review Panel for Dietary Starches (RI)

11:45 am – 1:15 pm

Contaminants Subgroup Meeting — Veterinary Drugs Poster Author Presentations Exhibitor/Partner Presentation: Agilent Technologies AOAC Research Institute Advisory Council Meeting Committee on Sections Meeting

9:45 am – 10:15 am 9:45 am – 10:15 am

Refreshment Break

Exhibitor/Partner Presentation: CAS 10:00 am – 12:00 pm AOAC Research Institute Board of Directors Meeting 10:00 am – 12:00 pm AOAC Committee on Statistics Meeting 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Poster Presentations: Analysis of Foodborne Contaminants and Residues and Analysis of Non-Foodborne Contaminants and Residues 10:15 am – 11:45 am Symposium: What's New in Carbohydrates? Functional Carbohydrate Ingredients and Dietary Fiber Regulation 10:15 am – 11:45 am Symposium: Oral Posters from Dietary Supplements and Botanicals 10:15 am – 11:45 am TDLM/TDRM Symposium: The Impact of FSMA on Your Laboratory 11:45 am – 1:00 pm Technical Programming Council Meeting 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Exhibitor/Partner Presentation: bioMérieux Inc. 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Poster Author Presentations 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Symposium: New Mycotoxin Challenges — Occurrence and Detection 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Symposium: The Foodomics Pocketknife — Select your Fit for Purpose Tool 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm TDLM Workshop: Updates on Food Safety Modernization Act and ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

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Partner Presentation: Covance Food Solutions AOAC Expert Review Panel for SPSFAM Methods

TDLM Executive Committee Meeting

Contaminants Subgroup Meeting — Metals

Refreshment Break

Exhibitor/Partner Presentation: Alkemist Labs Symposium: Guarding against Food Fraud — EU and US Infrastructure and Systems, and How Non-Targeted Methods Can Help Bolster Both Symposium: Protein Nutrition and Quality Assessment- Global Perspective Symposium: Hot Topics in Metal Analysis

Exhibitor/Partner Presentation: A2LA

Contaminants Subgroup Meeting — Environmental and Emerging Contaminants

Membership Committee Meeting Mycotoxin Community Meeting Food Allergen Community Meeting

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Refreshment Break

Exhibitor/Partner Presentation: U.S. Pharmacopeia

TDRM Members Meeting

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Symposium: Advances in Regulatory Science for Mycotoxins in Agricultural and Food Safety Symposium: AOAC INTERNATIONAL Stakeholder Panels Update — ISPAM, SPADA, SPDS, SPIFAN, and SPSFAM

Europe Section Executive Committee Meeting Technical Committee on Juice and Juice Products (TCJJP) Meeting Exhibitor/Partner Presentation: Skalar, Inc. TDRM Members Reception, Co-Sponsored by FONA, Mérieux NutriSciences, and MilliporeSigma Contaminants Subgroup Meeting — Pesticides

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm


Annual Meeting Closing Reception

6:15 pm – 7:45 pm 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

China Section Business Meeting

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

AOAC Official Methods Board Meeting

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KEYNOTE ADDRESS Refreshing the World:

How The Coca-Cola Company Ensures Quality and Safety More than 1.9 Billion Servings Every Day

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 10:30AM – 12:00PM

Wamwari Waichungo, Ph.D., Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, The Coca-Cola Company There are many challenges and opportunities facing the food and beverage industry, including management of a global supply chain, and meeting consumers’ demand for transparency and instantaneous information in the digital and social media era. Dr. Wamwari Waichungo will share how The Coca-Cola Company is adapting to match scientific rigor with a new need for speed and public engagement. While the need for safe, quality food and beverages is universal, not every region has the same technical resources. AOAC members are uniquely positioned to close this gap through greater capacity building and outreach. Drawing on her own personal experiences in Africa and The Coca-Cola Company’s actions around the world, Dr. Waichungo will invite AOAC members to realize the full power of their potential to change the world. AOAC members are in a position to ensure all communities benefit from safe, quality food. ABOUT DR. WAMWARI WAICHUNGO Dr. Wamwari Waichungo is the Vice President responsible for Global Scientific & Regulatory Affairs for The Coca-Cola Company. In April 2014, the Board of Directors elected Dr. Waichungo as an officer of The Coca-Cola Company. Dr. Waichungo leads The Coca-Cola Company’s efforts to evaluate and substantiate the safety and efficacy of ingredients, products and packaging. Her team is responsible for ensuring the regulatory compliance of all ingredients, products, packaging, claims and communication in more than 200 countries. Dr. Waichungo was born and raised in Kenya. She joined The Coca-Cola Company in 2000 as Strategic Marketing Manager in the Northern African Division based in Nairobi, Kenya. She subsequently held positions of increasing responsibility including Strategy & Planning Director, Nigeria & Equatorial Africa Business Unit (based in Lagos, Nigeria); Chief of Staff to Africa Group President (based in Windsor, United Kingdom); Strategy & Business Planning Director for the North & West Africa Business Unit (based in Cairo, Egypt); and Strategy, Planning & Insights Director in the South Africa Business unit (based in Johannesburg, South Africa). Prior to joining The Coca-Cola Company, Wamwari held product and consumer research roles at ConAgra Foods and Campbell Soup Company. Dr. Waichungo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics from Montclair State University and an MSc and Ph.D. in Food Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has also attended the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School, is a member of the President’s Club at Montclair State University and is a distinguished fellow of the Monticello Society at the University of Missouri-Colombia.

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WILEY AWARD ADDRESS Advances and Challenges in Establishing Residue Analysis System in India

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 1:00PM – 1:30PM

Kaushik Banerjee, National Referral Laboratory, Indian Council of Agricultural Research-National Research Centre for Grapes, Pune, India

In this year’s Harvey W. Wiley Award Address, at the 131st AOAC Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta, GA, Wiley Award winner Kaushik Banerjee from the National Referral Laboratory, Indian Council of Agricultural Research-National Research Centre for Grapes, Pune, India, reflects on the technical advancements and challenges in developing an agrochemical residue analysis system in India over the last 14 years. He stresses the importance of precise and accurate analysis in establishing and sustaining food safety traceability systems in agricultural crops. The Harvey W. Wiley Award is AOAC INTERNATIONAL’s top scientific honor, given annually for career accomplishments in the analytical sciences. Banerjee will outline the workflow of agrochemical residue analysis that starts with optimized random sampling at pre- and post-harvest levels, followed by sample extraction, cleanup, and final analysis by mass spectrometry (MS). In addition, he will highlight the importance of high-quality analytical test results that govern optimization of each step in residue analysis. India’s pesticide residue control system was first established in 2004 for table grapes, with plot level traceability of test samples beginning with release of a consignment into the market. In developing appropriate analytical methods, Banerjee and his team initially focused on a multiclass, multiresidue analysis method for monitoring a list of about 50 agrochemicals, including chlorinated hydrocarbons, organophosphorus, and carbamate pesticides. Considering the typical carbohydrate-rich and low-fat nature of Indian fruits and vegetables, the preferred solvent for extraction was ethyl acetate. Efforts were taken to minimize solvent and reagent requirements, so that methods were cost-effective and easy to adopt by Indian food testing laboratories. The optimized protocol was, therefore, rapid, precise, accurate, economically viable, and had high throughput. For the first time in India, tandem MS methods were implemented for residue testing on both GC and LC-MS systems. In addition, a detailed analytical quality control procedure [per the European Commission Directorate-General Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) guidelines] was put into practice. The method was gradually expanded to cover a number of compounds based on pesticide usage information in India and detection statistics in importing countries. Prior to 2004, residue analysis in India was performed by gas chromatography- and high-performance liquid chromatography-based methods, using relatively nonselective detectors (e.g., ECD and UV). The use of MS in quantitative residue analysis was a new concept for Indian laboratories. Between 2004 and 2010, the infrastructure of laboratories in India was highly variable. Another challenge was dealing with differences in competence levels across the laboratories. Thus, efforts were focused on establishing validated methods to fit various technologies, including single quad, ion trap, triple quad, and time-of-flight (TOF) MS. Strategies were implemented so that laboratories could perform residue testing through their existing facilities, with desired accuracy in compliance with analytical quality control criteria. Organizing fit-for-purpose capacity building programs was important for the residue analysis system. Banerjee and his team received support from experts across the globe, including scientists from the U.S. Food and Drug

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Administration—Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and various EU reference laboratories. In 2010, export of table grapes from India suffered an economic blow when a plant growth retardant, chlormequat chloride, was detected. The issue necessitated expansion of the residue control program to cover all agrochemicals registered for usage in agriculture and public health managements. Banerjee’s team expanded the scope of the multiresidue method by covering more than 200 chemicals for regular monitoring in each consignment of fresh grapes and other fruits and vegetables for export. Similar residue monitoring and control programs are also being implemented in other agricultural commodities and for the domestic market. Banerjee will explain development of residue methods for complex matrices (e.g., tobacco, spices, chicken meat, and fatty fish) for the analysis of pesticides, persistent organic pollutants, mycotoxins, antibiotics, and drug residues. During the Wiley Award Address, Banerjee will highlight efforts undertaken since 2010 to develop effective methods for typically problematic, single-residue compounds, which mostly include plant hormones and herbicides whose maximum residue limits are set at the default level of 0.01 mg/kg. The endeavor is to support industry in dealing with food safety issues related to these emerging food contaminants. Furthermore, Banerjee will showcase how use of advanced column chemistry, HILIC chromatography, and strategic sample preparation steps, including selective cleanups, can help resolve specific analytical problems for such polar compounds. Banerjee will also cover his recent research, which focuses on applications of high-resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS), using advanced features of quadrupole-TOF and orbitrap MS in combination with ultra-performance LC. Nontarget screening is highly relevant for screening of post-harvest food samples where the history of agrochemical applications is not available and there are possibilities of detection of pesticides originating from indirect sources. Accurate MS-based screening in combination with selected reaction monitoring- based quantifications can also simultaneously nullify matrix effects and ensure accurate identification and quantification of residues. HRMS workflows have been developed for residue analysis in complex spice matrices, which could resolve several issues of false detections. In addition to the highly sensitive, large-scale, multiple reaction monitoring-based workflows, he will touch upon advanced technologies, e.g., multidimensional and comprehensive two-dimensional chromatography, low-pressure GC-MS, among others. In conclusion, he will present his recent research focus on HRMS-based metabolomic profiling of fruits and vegetables to explore their bioactivity and characterization as nutraceutical products.

ABOUT KAUSHIK BANERJEE Dr. Kaushik Banerjee is an Indian chemist who helped build India’s modern analytical testing program for pesticide residues and other contaminants in foods. He has worked for more than 2 decades for the Indian Council of Agricultural Research’s National Research Center for Grapes, and heads the National Referral Laboratory on Agrochemical Residues. In this position, he also helped to build a network of accredited laboratories in India, as well as organizing proficiency testing and inspections to verify quality control. methods for pesticide residue analysis for The Coca-Cola Company and Pepsi project. He regularly participates in AOAC’s Annual Meetings, contributes to the Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL (contributing papers, editing special sections, and more recently serving as a member of the Editorial Board). He served as president-elect of the AOAC India Section, and as president since 2014. He has edited a special section of J. AOAC Int. based on work presented at the 2015 annual conference of the India Section. Banerjee is recognized for his accomplishments in administration and international harmonization. In addition to the Harvey W. Wiley Award, he was named a Fellow of Britain’s Royal Society of Chemistry in 2011 for his research accomplishments. He has published more than 60 papers in the past decade on analytical method development and validation. The papers have covered a wide variety of food-related topics, including GC/MS and LC/MS detection of pesticides, antibiotics, and other organic chemicals in foods ranging from grapes, pomegranates, and mangos to okra, fish, and peanuts. Banerjee attended graduate school at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Delhi, where his specialty focused on agricultural chemistry. Banerjee was a member of the AOAC expert review panel that evaluated

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FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AOAC has established several consensus panels to empower the industry(s) to take the lead on providing solutions to global issues. These panels serve as a science-based, open and neutral forums where global stakeholders from government, industry and academia convene to identify issues and articulate standard method performance requirements (SMPR ® s) needed for eliminating trade barriers; substantiating health claims; and meeting and/or establishing regulatory requirements. These panels will be meeting on September 22–24, 2017, prior to the AOAC Annual Meeting & Exposition. These meetings are open to all interested attendees. Register separately for these panels and plan to attend.

Stakeholder Panel on Dietary Supplements (SPDS) SEPTEMBER 22 – 23, 2017

The dietary supplements community is working collaboratively to identify and prioritize ingredients and develop voluntary consensus standards. The Panel will approve SMPR ® s for Ginger, Free Amino Acids, and Vitamins K1 and K2. Working Groups will be launched for Kavalactones, Scullcap, and Resveratrol. For more information, visit and click the tab “Standards Development”, then “Stakeholder Panel on Dietary Supplements (SPDS).” Contact: Dawn Frazier at or 301-924-7077, ext. 117. Stakeholder Panel on Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals (SPIFAN) SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 The global infant formula community is in the process of developing voluntary consensus standards for global dispute resolution methods. The panel is expected to review SMPR ® s for 2- and 3- MCPD and GE, and discuss the adoption of several SPIFAN methods by the Joint FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission. For more information, visit and click the tab “Standards Development,” then “Stakeholder Panel on Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals (SPIFAN).” Contact: Alicia Meiklejohn at or 301-924-7077, ext. 101. International Stakeholder Panel on Alternative Methods (ISPAM) SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 ISPAM is focusing on developing voluntary consensus standard method performance requirements (SMPR ® ) for food allergen methods. For more information, visit and click the tab “Standards Development,” then “International Stakeholder Panel on Alternative Methodology (ISPAM).” Contact: Krystyna McIver at or 301-924-7077, ext. 111. Stakeholder Panel on Strategic Food Analytical Methods (SPSFAM) SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 AOAC is bringing the food industry together to lead the charge to develop much needed standards and methods that promote food safety, food security, and facilitate trade. The Panel will review and approve SMPR ® s for BPA and Cannabis. SPSFAM will launch veterinary drug residues and sugars working groups. For more information, visit www. and click the tab “Standards Development,” then “Stakeholder Panel on Strategic Food Analytical Methods (SPSFAM).” Contact: Dawn L. Frazier at or 301-324-7077, ext. 117.

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Educate Network Collaborate

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Proficiency Testing

The Laboratory Proficiency Testing Program comes with AOAC INTERNATIONAL’s commitment to provide:

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• An A2LA Accredited program since 2001 • Independent assessment of the accuracy and reliability of your analytical data • Testing samples delivered to your laboratory ready to analyze, like routine samples • Comprehensive testing programs offering a wide array of organisms, analytes and matrices • A Confidential and secure website to enter data • State-of-the-art electronic reports and Historical database • Statistics that follow ISO 13528 • Access to international quality experts

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• Expanding programs to meet your quality assurance needs

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Microbiology Pesticide Residues Food Chemistry

Today’s analytical laboratories compete in a truly global marketplace. To succeed, an analytical laboratory must maintain the highest possible standard of accuracy and reliability. The AOAC INTERNATIONAL Laboratory Proficiency Testing Program enables laboratories to offer their products to markets worldwide. In fact, AOAC INTERNATIONAL has assumed a leadership role in providing proficiency testing programs to analytical laboratories. The program helps laboratories achieve international credibility and compliance. When high quality homogeneous stable samples are combined with a commitment to provide responsive technical support and detailed reports, the AOAC INTERNATIONAL Laboratory Proficiency Testing Program is the choice for analytical laboratories.

ACCREDITED Proficiency Testing Provider Certified Number 1782.01

L e a d i n g t h e I n d u s t r y i n F o o d S c i e n c e a n d S a f e t y LEADING THE INDUSTRY in Food Science and Safety New Proficiency Testing Program Nutrients in Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals

Vitamin A Vitamin E Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)

Vitamin B12 Myo-Inositol Iodine Nucleotides Ultra Trace Minerals (Chromium, Selenium and Molybdenum) Fatty Acids



More Nutrients to be Added

Submit results for up to two methods for each nutrient

Each participating laboratory can submit results for up to two methods for each nutrient. Laboratories can choose to report results obtained using the current AOAC SPIFAN Official Method of Analysis (OMA) and/or an alternate routine method of analysis. The analyses deadline is 30 days. Result statistics that follow ISO 13528 . Participants can test for as many nutrients as needed. Enroll now to be a part of the next shipment.

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THE AOAC EXPOSITION Designed to be an integral part of your Annual Meeting experience, the AOAC Exposition has a superb range of new services and technologies to examine. Over 50 leading suppliers to the analytical communities will be onsite. The Exposition offers an outstanding opportunity to learn about resources available to enhance both your individual and company performance.

EXHIBIT HALL HOURS EXHIBIT HALL GRAND OPENING & PRESIDENT’S WELCOME RECEPTION Sunday, September 24, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Monday, September 25, 2017 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

EXHIBITORS Following is a list of exhibitors confirmed as of press time. Please visit the AOAC web site at to see additional exhibitors as they are added. If your organization is interested in exhibiting and/or sponsoring an event at the meeting, please contact Lauren Chelf at or 240-912-1449. A2LA Agilent Technologies Alkemist Labs & Extrasynthese Phytochemicals American Proficiency Institute Analytik Jena US, Inc. ANKOM Technology ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board AOAC Laboratory Proficiency Testing Program bioMérieux Inc. Bipea–Proficiency Testing Provider Bioo Scientific Corporation Biotage EnviroLogix EST Analytical Eurofins SFA Gilson Glas-Col, LLC Horizon Technology Inc. Interscience Laboratories Inc. J2 Scientific LECO Corporation LGC Standards Megazyme Metrohm Microbiologics Microbiology International MilliporeSigma Nacalai Tesque, Inc. NIST Phenomenex Pickering Laboratories, Inc. Q Laboratories, Inc. Randox Food Diagnostics Rocky Mountain Diagnostics, Inc SCIEX Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc. Skalar, Inc. SPEX SamplePrep Teledyne Tekmar Thermo Fisher Scientific USDA, FSIS, OPHS, Accredited Laboratory Program U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention Viavi Solutions VICAM, A Waters Business VUV Analytics, Inc. Wako Pure Chemical Industries, Ltd. Waters Corporation Xylem Analytics Bruker Corporation BUCHI Corporation Camag Scientific, Inc. CAS, Chemical Abstracts Service Cedarlane CEM Corporation Chem Service, Inc. ELISA Technologies, Inc. NSF International NSI Lab Solutions o2si smart solutions PerkinElmer Persee Analytics, Inc.

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Over 50 leading suppliers to the analytical communities will be onsite.

EXHIBITOR/PARTNER PRESENTATIONS AOAC Annual Meeting exhibitors and partners will hold Presentations throughout the Meeting. This venue allows more in-depth interaction and one-on-one contact between attendees and exhibiting companies. Companies will be showcasing new products, new technologies, and offering product demonstrations—you won’t want to miss this opportunity. Stop by an Exhibitor/Partner Presentation and learn more about the following companies’ products and services. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 AOAC has listened to your requests for additional time to visit the Exhibit Hall. AOAC will not hold scientific sessions from 11:45am – 3:00pm on Tuesday, September 26. Please use this time to visit the wonderful collection of vendors in the Hall.

8:00am – Pickering Laboratories 9:00am – Thermo Fisher Scientific 10:00am – Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc. 12:15pm – SCIEX 3:00pm – ANKOM Technology 5:00pm – VUV Analytics, Inc. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 7:15am – Waters Corporation 9:45am – Phenomenex 12:00pm – Agilent Technologies 1:00pm – Covance Food Solutions 2:00pm – Alkemist Labs 4:30pm – A2LA 5:30pm – Skalar, Inc. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 7:30am – LGC Standards 9:45am – CAS, Chemical Abstracts Service 12:00pm – bioMérieux Inc. 2:30pm – U.S. Pharmacopeia

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM TDLM Training Session: Traceability — An Important Requirement for ISO 17025 This workshop will include a discussion of traceability followed by an interactive exercise in which each participant identifies traceability components in an analytical procedure. Metrological traceability is a key element in the mutual recognition of calibration and testing results. ISO 17025 requires accredited laboratories to have a program in place to ensure that calibrations and measurements made by the laboratory are traceable to the International System of Units (SI) or to appropriate measurement standards where SI units cannot be realized. Many believe that using calibrated balances, volumetric glass ware, timers, thermometers, etc, is enough to fulfil traceability requirements. Contrary to this, it has to be appreciated that metrological traceability is just one of several determinants for producing valid and comparable measurement results; the others are proper method validation and a system of measures which ensures that analytical processes are under control. References to commonly accepted standards (measurement scales, such as the SI, reference materials, artefacts, reference methods) are of crucial importance for setting up traceability chains or for confirming metrological traceability. Such references must be chosen with care and can obviously not be restricted to physical input quantities (mass, volume, temperature, etc). Contemporary analytical chemistry relies to a large extent on measurement principles requiring some form of calibration to relate the signal generated by an instrument to a certain amount of substance; therefore, calibration materials that are well characterized with respect to their identity and purity very often form the starting point of a traceability chain. CO-CHAIR: Jane Weitzel, Consultant CO-CHAIR: Franz Ulberth, European Commission – Joint Research Centre • Franz Ulberth, European Commission – Joint Research Centre Metrological Traceability of Analytical Results: Basic Concepts and Principles • Jane Weitzel, Consultant Activity: Identify Traceability Requirements

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM TDRM Workshop: New ISO Series of Documents for Reference Material Producers For the first time ever, there is a coordinated, comprehensive series of documents from ISO containing requirements and guidance on production of reference materials. This includes all types of reference materials, not just Certified Reference Materials. These documents will form the basis of international efforts for increased availability of RMs, especially matrix RMs. Requirements and guidance cover all aspects of RM production, oversight, and use; public (i.e., NMI) and commercial production; traditional chemical calibrators and matrix materials with contaminants at levels of interest; and quantitative and qualitative property values, including RMs for identity, presence or absence, and purity. The workshop will offer brief perspectives from a national metrology institute and ISO REMCO member, an accredited RM producer, a multinational laboratory user, and an accreditation body. CO-CHAIR: Daniel Tholen, Dan Tholen Statistical Consulting CO-CHAIR: Pearse McCarron, National Research Council Canada • Michael Winchester, National Institute of Standards and Technology Perspective of an ISO REMCO Member Body • Mark Hammersla, NSI Lab Solutions Perspective of an Accredited Commercial RM Producer — What Has Changed for RM Producers? • Greg Jaudzens, Nestlé Quality Assurance Center Perspective of an RM User: What has Changed for Users? • Ashly Carter, A2LA — American Association for Laboratory Accreditation Perspective of an ISO REMCO Member Body: Why Revise all Documents at the Same Time?

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Harvey W. Wiley Address: Advances and Challenges in Establishing Residue Analysis System in India • Kaushik Banerjee, Ph.D. 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Wiley Award Symposium: Advances in Food Analysis The 2017 Wiley Award Symposium is a gathering of scientists, colleagues, collaborators, peers, interested stakeholders, and friends that will honor this year’s recipient, Dr. Kaushik Banerjee of the ICAR-National Research Centre for Grapes in Pune, India. The esteemed speakers will present and discuss their current program activities and exciting research using advanced techniques to address issues in chemical contaminant and residue analysis as well as metabolomics in foods. These presentations are representative of the current and future directions and trends in food analysis and will discuss the methods, procedures, and instrumentation used for food authentication and safety. CO-CHAIR: Jon Wong, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition CO-CHAIR: JoMarie Cook, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services • Venkateswarlu Panchagnula, CSIR— National Chemical Laboratory “m/z” for the Masses: When High Throughput Meets High Resolution • Jian Wang, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Method Development for Quantitation and Target Screening of 450 Pesticides in Fruits and Vegetables using UHPLC Q-Orbitrap Full MS, ddMS2 and DIA • Zareen Khan, Rajiv Gandhi Institute for IT and Biotechnology Nutrimetabolomic Profiling of Grape Pomace using High Resolution Mass Spectrometry: Making Gain Out of Drain! • Katerina Mastovska, Covance Laboratories Inc. Addressing Challenges in Routine Analysis of Chemical Residues and Contaminants in Complex Samples Harmonization — One Big “Happy” Method Certification Family? The International Stakeholder Panel on Analytical Methods (ISPAM) worked hard several years ago, to agree on a number of key method validation criteria to try and bring the microbiology requirements for method comparison between ISO and AOAC INTERNATIONAL together. Many of the technical agreements from the ISPAM meetings were included in the updated publications of method validation protocols: • ISO 16140-2:2016 — Microbiology of the Food Chain — Method Validation • Official Methods of Analysis of AOAC INTERNATIONAL Appendix J: AOAC INTERNATIONAL Methods Committee Guidelines for Validation of Microbiological Methods for Food and Environmental Surfaces (2012) Finally, in 2017, a harmonized study has been conducted, following these “harmonized” criteria spelled out in BOTH method validation protocols, as well specific criteria as required by each Certification body (AOAC and AFNOR).

In this Symposium (Workshop), attendees will be: 1. Walked through the processes followed to ensure agreement with both Certification bodies before initiating, and required throughout, the conduction of a harmonized study; 2. Informed of key pros and cons involved in conducting this type of harmonized study 3. Informed of how you, too, can work towards conducting your own harmonized study CO-CHAIR: DeAnn Benesh, 3M Food Safety CO-CHAIR: Deborah McKenzie, AOAC INTERNATIONAL • Deborah McKenzie, AOAC INTERNATIONAL AOAC Method Conformity Assessment • Valentine Digonnet, AFNOR Certification NF Validation via AFNOR CERTIFICATION • Lisa Monteroso, 3M Food Safety Reality: Does Method Harmonization Work? • Erin Crowley, Q Laboratories, Inc. Expert and Independent Lab Coordination • Imola Ferro, NEN MicroVal: the 2 Birds, 1 Stone Approach Cannabis: What is in the Plant and How to Overcome Challenges in Analysis Cannabis continues to garner much attention both in the public and in the science industry. This session will begin by providing a brief overview of the plant, discussing its unique botanical attributes, pharmacognosy, and growth cycle, that make it such an interesting subject matter. Now legal for compassionate or “medical” use in 28 states and the District of Columbia, and legal for recreational or “adult use” in 6 states, regulatory bodies are confronted with a myriad of challenges. Challenges at present include the lack of standard/ consensus test methods, lack of traditional ISO/IEC 17043 proficiency test schemes, rapidly changing requirements about pest-control mechanisms, and overall assurance of stated ingredients of potency of major phytocannabinoids in finished products provided to the end-user consumers. This session will provide a summary of these challenges and also discuss the significant gains made by AOAC’s first Cannabis Advisory Panel and Working Group toward the development of what will likely become the first consensus analytical test methods. We will also discuss gains toward providing a statistically sound sampling plan, and gains in effective extraction and analytical instrumentation. CHAIR: Susan Audino, Audino & Associates, LLC • Holly Johnson, Alkemists Laboratories What’s in the Plant? • Seth Wong, TEQ Analytical Laboratory Challenges: Pesticides • Shawn Kassner, Neptune and Company, Inc Challenges: Sampling • Paul Winkler, AB SCIEX Challenges: Extraction and Separation • Susan Audino, Audino & Associates, LLC 2016 – 2017 Gains toward Consensus Methods

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