Working Groups Move Science Forward at NACRW
In 2023, there will be three NACRW Working Group in-person meetings.
All scientists are welcome to participate!
Working Groups meet at the 2023 Annual NACRW!
Sunday, July 23, 2023
During this meeting, the RMWG will present the newly published Second Edition of Reference Material Use in Trace Analysis, which has been updated to provide best practices on the use of reference materials for trace elemental analysis as well as multiple other additions and revisions.
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Work has already begun on RefMaTrA, Volume 2, Reference Material Use for Authentication, which is a new manual designed to provide information on the preparation and use of reference materials for the analysis of identity, authenticity and adulteration of botanicals and other agricultural materials. The planned contents of this new manual will be presented.
Share your thoughts during the open forum.
An international collaborative study in three rounds is under way for regulatory food laboratories. See https://nacrw.org/vet-drugs-1. The goal of the collaborative studies is to evaluate identification criteria using LC-MS (triple quadrupole and/or high resolution) for multi-veterinary drug residues analysis.
Round 1, including muscle and milk commodities, has been completed. Preliminary findings will be presented.
Plans for Round 2 and 3 will be discussed.
Paticipate in an Open Forum discussion about future working group activities. Would you like to see a document describing how to trouble shoot a residue method? Would you like to have a new method studied in other laboratories? Would you like a group of experts to present their recommendations on future performance criteria for new instrumentation?
Bring your ideas.
Be ready to volunteer for an existing or new Working Group!