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Second Annual Conference of India Section of AOAC International
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
There were some excellent technical presentations as tabulated below:
Mr. Venu Gopal
|”Spices – Export rapid alerts, Reasons for export rejects, Need for validation and standardization of methods for spices|
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|
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.