ASTM International has issued calls for presentations for two upcoming events organized by its cannabis committee (D37).
The first of these, the Workshop on the Analytical Methods for Hemp Products as Animal Feed; How to Overcome Gaps in Matrices, Detectors and Quantifiable Limits for Regulators and Laboratories, will be held virtually from April 24 - 25, 2023.
The purpose of the workshop is to bring analytical chemists and regulators together to understand what analytes and levels of quantification are currently achievable for multiple matrices. Hemp as an animal feed is highly desirable by hemp producers and the pet and livestock industries. However, there are a limited number of methods approved to quantify trace amounts of cannabinoids in grain products. New methods and standards are needed as well as methods developed that can analyze the trace amounts of cannabinoids that may be transferred into animal tissues and animal by-products intended for human consumption, like meat, milk, and eggs.
For more on the workshop, including technical chair information, visit https://go.astm.org/animal-feed-workshop.
The second of these events, the Symposium on Contaminants in the Cannabis and Hemp Industry and Their Impact on Consumer Safety will be held virtually Oct. 10 – 12, 2023.
This symposium will provide a forum for evaluating the current evidence and gaps regarding the presence and measurements of contaminants that pose a risk to consumer health and safety in cannabis and hemp products with a focus on evaluating the sources of contamination (including cultivation, plant uptake, extraction, processing, manufacturing, packaging, and delivery, etc.) and how they can be mitigated.
For more on the symposium, including symposium chair information visit https://go.astm.org/D37-contaminants-symposium.
To participate in the workshop or the symposium, authors must submit a 2 to 3-page extended abstract using an appropriate template available from the Abstract Submission Portal. The deadline for the April workshop is Feb. 28, 2023, and for the October symposium, it is March 31, 2023. To ensure your abstract was received into the ASTM database, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know that you have submitted an abstract.
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