The first thing that was discussed was the metals updates from Europe (Swedish National Food Agency and DTU), and the US FDA.
1) US Food and Drug Administration metals related activities:
Topic / product - Analyte - FDA Section - Progress / Presentation
2) Current activities in Europe: Sweden - Elements and their speciation (Barbro Kollander, Division of Science, National Food Agency, Sweden)
The second half of the meeting discussed the future work of the group moving forward.
Next we had Susan Audino from the Cannabis working group talk with the community about the need for a Cannabis ICPMS metals method. We need to ask the main working group to add for a call for methods for Cannabis. Laura Wood from NIST asked if Hemp could be a possible SRM for Cannabis. Susan agreed it would work for a metals method.
AOAC Official Method 2015.01 (Heavy metals in foods
Next we discussed the results of the ERP that happened on Sunday with data from the multi-laboratory testing (MLT) of AOAC Official Method 2015.01 (Heavy metals in foods). The director of the study, Rick Reba (Nestle) asked for members to let us know if anyone uses the method.