FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A2LA Staff Participates in Award-Winning AOAC Working Group on Cannabis
October 6, 2017, Frederick, MD – Members of the Stakeholder Panel on Strategic Food Analytical Methods (SPSFAM) “Cannabis Potency” Working Group were awarded the Official Methods Board (OMB) Award for Achievement in Technical and Scientific Excellence at the 131st AOAC INTERNATIONAL Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta, GA. A2LA stakeholders on the working group include Mr. Roger Brauninger, A2LA Biosafety Program Manager, Dr. Susan Audino, A2LA Assessor and Trainer, and Mr. Seth Wong of A2LA-accredited TEQ Laboratories.
“A2LA prides itself on being a world-class leader, providing accreditation and training services. We gladly support the development of quality and standardization that is occurring in the cannabis industry,” said Lonnie Spires, A2LA President and CEO.
AOAC is partnering with industry to develop Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPRs ®) to find the best testing method(s) for cannabis. The most recent of which is now out for comment: Quantitation of cannabinoids in edible chocolate foods.
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