AOAC International 2011

By Mike Gottschalk
Any trip to New Orleans requires a visit to
Cafe du Monde for coffee and beignets

The annual meeting of the AOAC International in New Orleans, Louisiana on September  18-21, had a strong emphasis on Herbal Supplements testing. The AOAC organization is central to FDA efforts to provide analytical structure to testing methods for this newly regulated industry. 

Pickering Laboratories participated in the AOAC sponsored Single Laboratory Validation of Multi-residue Mycotoxin Analysis in Feeds and Grains. For this work, Pickering Laboratories was awarded the “Single Lab Validation of the Year”. This pivotal work in the analysis of Mycotoxins continues in Herbal Supplements as well as agricultural products. 

We presented our new instrumentation and a poster titled “Analysis of Paralytic Shellfish Toxins in Bivalve Mollusks using HPLC with Post-column Derivatization and Fluorescence Detection”

In support of our new instrumentation, the incredibly versatile FREESTYLE series, we presented the highlights and capabilities in our Vendor session on Tuesday afternoon. You can find more details about Freestyle in a separate blog post and on the LCTech website:

The post-column method for Paralytic Shellfish Toxins presented in our poster is now a official AOAC Method:  OMA 2011.02. Earlier in 2011, we attended the 2nd Joint Symposium & AOAC Task Force Meeting on Marine & Freshwater Toxins meeting in Spain in support of the work done by Mr. Jeffery van der Riet to complete method 2011.02.  You can read about the meeting and the method in an earlier blog post.
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