Issues of Equivalency in Determining Antioxidant Capacity?

Posted on: May 7th, 2013 by or@c No Comments

Issues of Equivalency in Determining Antioxidant Capacity?

AOAC Stakeholder Panel on Strategic Foods Analytical Methods (SPSFAM) met in March 2013 to discuss if it was possible to establish equivalency between methods which use different principles to determine antioxidant capacity to allow for comparison of results? Data was presented to the panel demonstrating that it is not really possible to compare different methods because of the different chemistries involved with the different methods.

The “Standard Method Performance Requirements for in vitro Determination of Total Antioxidant Activity in Foods, Beverages, Food Ingredients, and Dietary Supplements” (AOAC SMPR 2011.011) has been revised removing the requirement for equivalency to be demonstrated. (Click here to review SMPR)

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