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Scope

Standardization of biomolecular testing methods applied to foods, feeds, seeds and other propagules of food and feed crops including:

  • Methods that analyze nucleic acids [e.g., polymerase chain reaction (PCR), genotypic analysis and sequencing], proteins [e.g. enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)], and other suitable methods.
  • Variety identification and detection of plant pathogens.

*The scope does not include food microbiological methods.

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19

published ISO standards *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 34/SC 16

7

ISO standards under development *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 34/SC 16

27

Participating countries

13

Observing countries

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 34/SC 16/WG 3 Varietal identification Working group *
ISO/TC 34/SC 16/WG 4 Plant pathogens Working group *
ISO/TC 34/SC 16/WG 5 Qualitative methods Working group *
ISO/TC 34/SC 16/WG 6 Guidance for method submission Working group *
ISO/TC 34/SC 16/WG 8 Meat speciation Working group *

* The convener can be reached through the secretariat (See contact information below)

Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 34/SC 16

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 34/SC 16 :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 34/SC 9 Microbiology ISO
ISO/TC 69/SC 6 Measurement methods and results ISO
ISO/TC 93 Starch (including derivatives and by-products) ISO
ISO/TC 212 Clinical laboratory testing and in vitro diagnostic test systems ISO
ISO/TC 276 Biotechnology ISO
Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 34/SC 16

ISO/TC 34/SC 16 can access the documents of the committees below :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 34/SC 9 Microbiology ISO
ISO/TC 69 Applications of statistical methods ISO
ISO/TC 69/SC 6 Measurement methods and results ISO
ISO/TC 93 Starch (including derivatives and by-products) ISO
ISO/TC 212 Clinical laboratory testing and in vitro diagnostic test systems ISO
ISO/TC 276 Biotechnology ISO
Organizations in liaison
Acronym Title Liaison type
AACC AACC International A
AOCS American Oil Chemists' Society A
EC - European Commission European Commission A
EPPO European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization A
IPPC The International Plant Protection Convention A
Date Month Location TC/SC Note
6-8 September 2017 Washington, D.C (USA) ISO/TC 34/SC 16 *

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional

ISO/TC 34/SC 16 - Secretariat

ANSI United States
American National Standards Institute
1899 L St NW, 11th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
United States

Tel: +1 212 642 49 00 / +1.202.293.8020
Fax: +1 212 398 00 23 / +1.202.293.9287

Secretariat direct:
Dr Richard Cantrill
Tel: +1 217 693 4830
Fax: +1 217 693 4874