Second Annual Conference of India Section of AOAC International

Second Annual Conference of India Section of AOAC International
January 3, 2015 No Comments Uncategorized AOAC India

Date of conference: 14th Nov 2014.

Location: Courtyard Marriott. CTS 215, Andheri – Kurla Rd, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra – 400059

The annual conference of India Section of AOAC International was held on 14th Nov 2014 at Courtyard Marriott, Andheri. Meeting started with lighting lamp as is the traditional culture.
The conference started with welcome note by Ms. Vidya Kulkarni, Technical assistant to Dr. Deepa Bhajekar, followed by inaugural speech by Dr. Deepa Bhajekar, First President of India Section of AOAC International. She covered the activity of India Section of AOAC International for the year 2013-14

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There were some excellent technical presentations as tabulated below:

Mr. Venu Gopal
Scientist-A, Quality Evaluation Laboratory Spices Board (Ministry of Commerce & Industry,Govt.of India) Kochi-25

”Spices – Export rapid alerts, Reasons for export rejects, Need for validation and standardization of methods for spices
Dr. Balasubramaniam
Secretary – India Section of AOAC International
The correct Method Validation protocol
Dr. Kaushik Banerjee
President- Elect, India Section of AOAC International
Discussion on Validation exercise of the Plant growth Regulators in fruits
Dr. Ranjan Mitra
Manager- R&D with an MNC
Discussion on Validation exercise of Vitamin B12 in Infant Formula and Adult Nutrition – validation exercise to be initiated with laboratories.
Dr. Sumit Sen
Mentor, India Section of AOAC International
Overview of the process of running a Validation exercise in India
Dr. Deepa Bhajekar
President of India Section of AOAC International
Laboratory open forum
The meeting was attended by several delegates from the industry, testing laboratories & from the government regulatory laboratories
Mr. Venu Gopal (Scientist-A, Quality Evaluation Laboratory Spices Board) discussed the activities of spices board to control quality of spices for export. He explained the RASFF (Rapid alert system for food and feed) and related issues.
Dr. Balasubramaniam (Secretary – India Section of AOAC International ) discussed Validation of Analytical Methods in Food Testing, Challenges faced – Wide range of food matrices / Regional specific characteristic and Compliance to National & International Regulatory requirements.
Dr. Kaushik Banerjee (President-Elect – India Section of AOAC International) presented on the progress of the Validation exercise of the Plant growth Regulators in fruits.
Dr. Ranjan Mitra (Manager-R&D with an MNC), explained role of India Section of AOAC International in standardizing the test method for Vitamin B12 in Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals using HPLC as an upgraded test method.
Dr. Sumit Sen (Mentor, India Section of AOAC International) later talked on Overview of the Process of Running a Validation Program in India.
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