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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Certification of Nutrients in Standard Reference Material 1846: Infant Formula.

Authors
item Sharpless, Katherine - NIST
item Schiller, Susanna, H - NIST
item Margolis, Sam - NIST
item Thomas, Jeanice - NIST
item Iyengar, G - NIST
item Gills, Thomas - NIST
item Wise, Stephen - NIST
item Tanner, James - FDA
item Wolf, Wayne

Submitted to: Journal of Association of Official Analytical Chemists International
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: December 16, 1996
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: This paper is the description and valid interpretation of the analytical research leading to certification of this new Standard Reference Material. SRM 1846 provides certified noncertified and information values for proximate, vitamins and minerals for which product labeling is required and for which few certified reference materials presently exists. These values were based upon agreement of measurements by NIST and collaborating laboratories. SRM 1846, representing the most fully characterized food-matrix certified reference materials available to date, will be of significant value to the entire public and private sector community involved in food testing and analysis of nutrient content of foods in response to food labeling regulation, nutrition research and commerce.

Technical Abstract: Standard Reference Material 1846, Infant Formula, provides certified, noncertified, and information values for proximates, vitamins, and minerals for which product labeling is required by the Infant Formula Act of 1980 and by the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990. These assigned values were based on the agreement of measurements by NIST and/or collaborating laboratories. SRM 1846 can be used as a control material when assigning values to in-house control materials and for validation of analytical methods for the measurement of proximates, vitamins, and minerals in infant formula and similar matrices.

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