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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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21

published ISO standards *

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

14

ISO standards under development *

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

25

Participating members

19

Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 34/SC 16/WG 8 Meat speciation Working group
ISO/TC 34/SC 16/WG 9 Subsampling of seeds and grains Working group
ISO/TC 34/SC 16/WG 10 Rapid nucleic acid amplification methods Working group

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/CASCO Committee on conformity assessment ISO
ISO/REMCO Committee on reference materials ISO
ISO/TC 34/SC 4 Cereals and pulses ISO
ISO/TC 34/SC 9 Microbiology ISO
ISO/TC 38 Textiles 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 4 Cereals and pulses ISO
ISO/TC 34/SC 6 Meat, poultry, fish, eggs and their products ISO
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 (Category A and B)

Acronym Title Category
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
ISTA International Seed Testing Association A
USP US Pharmacopeial Convention A

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 Michael Sussman
Tel: +1 202-260-9106