Parallel Sessions

Parallel Sessions
February 19, 2018 1 Comment 5th Annual Conference 2018,Featured Saurabh Arora

5th Annual Conference of the India Section of the AOAC INTERNATIONAL
Partner in Food Science and Safety
Date: 28th Feb – 1 March, 2018
Location: Hotel “The Park”, New Delhi

Parallel Sessions

09:00 am – 9:45 am

Session 1 – How to set up a basic Food Testing Laboratory

  1. Current requirement of Food testing laboratories across India
  2. Different sections of a food lab (e.g. chemical, microbiological, residues & GMO). What sections to start with? Approx. investments for each section
  3. Minimum requirements for setting up a basic food testing laboratory (basic space requirements, layout, and accommodation & environment)
  4. National & International methods available for testing of food items (to include FSSAI Test Method Manuals)
  5. Basic technical personnel required to start a food testing lab
  6. How India Section of AOAC International can assist


Mr. Suresh Kumar, Managing Partner, Ritcher Informatics & Technocrats

0945 hrs – 1015 hrs

Session 2 – Food Testing Solutions – Choosing the Right Technology

  1. Laboratory technologies available for food testing
  2. Choosing the correct analytical approach to solve challenges in food testing
  3. Application – Analysis of heavy metals in a food products
  4. Application – Analysis of pesticide residues in fruits and vegetables


Dr. Yadvinder Kumar & Mr. Srikant Swain, Application Specialists, Perkin Elmer

1015 hrs – 1100 hrs

Session 3 – Food Testing Laboratory – Moving towards NABL accreditation

  1. Need for accreditation and benefits
  2. Pre-requisites for accreditation & accreditation process
  3. A typical start-up scope for a small food testing laboratory
  4. Implementing ISO 17025 Technical requirements to cover a start-up scope
  5. How India Section of AOAC International can assist

Dr. R.S Saini, Managing Director, Green Economy (P) Ltd.

1100 hrs – 1130 hrs – Refreshment Break

1130 hrs – 1215 hrs

Session 4 – Traceability – An important requirement for ISO/IEC 17025

  1. Requirements of traceability in chemical testing
  2. Requirements of traceability in Microbiological Testing
  3. Understanding the hierarchy of reference materials
  4. Difference between RM and CRM
  5. Acceptability of in-house calibrations


Mr. Suresh Kumar, Managing Partner, Ritcher Informatics & Technocrats

1215 hrs – 1300 hrs

Session 5 – Topic – Increasing efficiency and productivity with Advances in Chromatography in Commercial Testing Laboratories

  1. Analytical Techniques used in CTL’s for food and allied industries
  2. Use of Gas Chromatography & Mass Spec Systems for advanced analytical analysis
  3. How new technologies can help you increase lab efficiency & productivity

Mr. Manoj Ghosh, Manager QA, QC & Regulatory, Callisons India (P) Ltd.

1300 hrs – 1400 hrs – Lunch Break

1400 hrs – 1430 hrs

Session 6 – Navigating to the New ISO/IEC 17025 : 2017 – Comparison To ISO/IEC 17025 : 2005

  1. Introduction to the new ISO/IEC 17025:2017
  2. Familiarization with the structure and content of ISO/IEC 17025:2017
  3. Outline the key changes in ISO/IEC 17025:2017
  4. Timelines of NABL regarding migration to ISO/IEC 17025:2017
  5. How to prepare for shifting to ISO/IEC 17025:2017


Mr. N. Venkateswaran, Director NABL

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