Cereals & Grains Association Technical Committee representatives are participating in Codex Alimentarius on a number of commodity committees, the dietary fibre and the committee for sampling and methods of analysis (CCMAS). Cereals & Grains Association (formerly AACC) has a history of active participation through the Codex Committee on Cereals, Pulses and Legumes which was retired in 1995 and we are working at re-establishing our Codex Alimentarius “Observer Status.” This will enable Cereals & Grains Association to present Cereals & Grains Association member positions directly to the international Codex Alimentatius discussions. In the meantime, we continue to participate through the international Codex contact points.
Inter-agency Meeting (IAM)
Inter-agency Meeting has accepted and approved the request from Cereals & Grains Association as a member of the Interagency Approved Meeting to advise on methods of analysis and sampling at CCMAS.
Many methods are consistent with the AOAC Intl methods, the method validation collaborative trials follow the same guidelines and performance criteria.
AOCS FDA BAM
We continue to work to co-recognize AOCS and FDA BAM methods when appropriate.
Cereals & Grains Association Technical Committees participate in the activities of ISO, in TC 34, and in particular SC 4 and SC 16. ISO works through ANSI and other standards organisations around the world. Cereals & Grains Association members can work with the Technical Committees through the USA-based Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) or join their local TAG for specific matrices and applications.
Cereals & Grains Association and the International Association for Cereal Science and Technology (ICC) have developed a sub-set of harmonized methods that are acceptable by any cereals laboratory worldwide for the analysis of key constituents and parameters that are frequently tested on an international basis.