Chemical Contaminants and Residues in Food Community

Community Officers:

Chair - Jo Marie Cook,

Deputy-Chair - Coordination: Joni Stevens
Deputy-Chair - Communications: Julie Kowalski
Deputy-Chair - New Initiatives: Brad Barrett

Pesticides Subgroup Chairs: Steven Moser and Ping Wan
Veterinary Drugs Subgroup Chairs: Eric Verdon and Jian Wang 
Environmental and Emerging Contaminants Subgroup Chair: Thierry Delatour
Metals Subgroup Co-Chairs: Cory Murphy and Jenny Nelson

A meeting of the Chemical Contaminants and Residues Community was held at the
AOAC Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX
Monday, September 19, 2016
Room: Houston B

5:00 – 7:00 pm


Community meeting agenda: (click on links for more information)

  • Community subgroup updates
    • Pesticides
      • AOAC Collaborative study on pesticide residues in botanicals using GC-MS/MS
      • Method needs: Glyphosate, acidic herbicides, pesticide metabolites
      • Pesticide testing in cannabis
      • HRMS for pesticide residue screening
    • Veterinary Drugs
      • Combined chloramphenicol and nitrofuran metabolites method – status update
      • Method needs: Multi-class, multiresidue methods for veterinary drugs
      • Latest residue method performance criteria updates
    • Environmental and Emerging Contaminants
      • PAH in seafood (AOAC 2014.08) ERP
      • CEN/TC 275/WG 13 project updates
      • Mepiquat as a new processing contaminant
    • Metals
      • Heavy metal (AOAC 2015.01 method) ERP
      • Arsenic speciation ERP
      • NanoDefine and other metal-related activities around globe
  • Contaminant-Related 2016 AOAC Awards:
    • Wiley Award: Prof. Jana Hajslova
    • Expert Review Panel (ERP) of the Year: SPIFAN Pesticide Contaminant Methods (for Compound 1080)
    • Method of the Year:
      • AOAC 2012.25: Residues of Three Triphenylmethane Dyes and Their Metabolites in Aquaculture Products
      • AOAC 2015.12: PDE5 Inhibitors in Dietary Supplements and Ingredients
  • Contaminant-Related Stakeholder Panel Updates
  • Community Needs – Open Discussion


Community Subgroup Meetings: Tuesday, September 20, 2016, San Antonio A
------11:45 - 1:15 pm ____Veterinary Drugs
-------1:30 - 3:00 pm _____Metals
-------4:30 - 6:00 pm ____Environmental and Emerging Contaminants
-------6:15 - 7:45 pm ____Pesticides


a)Veterinary Drugs: Meets Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 11:45 am - 1:15 pm, San Antonio A

  • 2016 Vet Drugs
  • AOAC Method of the Year: "Determination of certain triarylmethane dyes in seafood", Wendy Anderson
  • Proposed nitrofuran and chloramphenicol in seafood methods
  • Multi-residue Methods for Veterinary Drugs
  • Latest Method Performance criteria Update

b)Metals: Meets Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, San Antonio A

  • 2016 Metals Meeting
  • AOAC SPSFAM Activities: Heavy Metals ERP, Arsenic Speciation ERP
  • Review of Metals and Metals Speciation Testing and Research Around the Globe
  • NanoDefine Update
  • Discuss Community needs and activities

c) Environmental and Emerging Contaminants: Meets Tuesday, September 20, 2016,
4:30 - 6:00 pm, San Antonio A

  • 2016 Environmental and Emerging Contaminants
  • Update on running projects at CEN/TC 275/WG 13.
  • Last update on mepiquat, a new process-contaminant.
  • Roundtable about a LC-MS/MS method for the multi-residue analysis of veterinary drugs.
  • Possible future activities

d)Pesticides: Meets Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 6:15 - 7:45 pm, San Antonio A

  • 2016 Pesticide SubGroup
  • Collaborative Study for Pesticides in Botanicals by GC/MS/MS
  • Discussion: HRMS, pesticide metabolites, difficult pesticides, acid herbicide methods

 2. Other Community Updates and Needs


Stakeholder meetings at AOAC, Standards Development


Stakeholder Panel on Dietary Supplements (SPDS) -
meets Friday, September 16, 2016, 8:30 am- 5:00 pm

Stakeholder Panel on Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals (SPIFAN) -
meets September 17, 2016, 8:30 am- 5:00 pm

International Stakeholder Panel on Alternative Methods (ISPAM) -
meets September 18, 2016, 8:30 am- 5:00 pm

Stakeholder Panel on Strategic Food Analytical Methods (SPSFAM) -
meets September 18, 2016, 8:30 am- noon




last updated: 10-19-2016, jmc        
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