Standards Development Programs

AOAC INTERNATIONAL develops voluntary consensus standards in accordance with the U.S. National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (PL 104-113) and U.S. Office of Management and Budget Circular A-119. Standards activities are fully transparent and open. The Official Methods Board accounts for balance and lack of dominance. Consensus is documented and processes are in place to ensure due process and the opportunity to present appeals. Resulting AOAC standards are published in the Official Methods of Analysis of AOAC INTERNATIONAL and accompanying manuscripts with the standards are published in the Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL. Learn more...

Laboratory Proficiency Testing Program

To succeed, an analytical laboratory must maintain the highest possible standard of accuracy and reliability. The AOAC INTERNATIONAL Laboratory Proficiency Testing Program (accredited by A2LA) enables laboratories to offer their products to markets worldwide. The program has grown to meet the needs of our ever-expanding field and currently offers a wide array of proficiency testing program modules in the areas of food microbiology, food chemistry, pesticide residues, and others. Learn more...

Publications

AOAC publishes a renowned peer-reviewed scientific journal; The Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL as well as the Official Methods of Analysis (OMA). Learn more...
 

Sections


AOAC encompasses 16 sections worldwide, representing four continents and over 90 countries outside of the United States. Sections provide opportunities for participants to share information, build professional contacts, expand leadership skills and gain practical management experience. 

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AOAC Official MethodsSM Program

The AOAC® Official MethodsSM Program is designed to provide needed evaluated methods that can be used with confidence by regulated industry, regulatory agencies, contract research organizations and testing laboratories, and academic institutions. Official MethodsSM undergo rigorous scientific scrutiny and demonstrate the highest level of confidence in a method. Learn more....

AOAC Performance Tested MethodsSM Program

Since 1992 the Research Institute (RI) has been striving to serve as a global provider of a complete range of products and services needed for the rapid validation and conformity assessment of commercial and analytical methods. We will continue to create innovative approaches to method validation and conformity assessment needed in today's demanding environment. Learn more...

Membership

AOAC offer membership levels to fit the needs or an individual, student or Organization, of any size. Learn More...

Technical Divisions

AOAC offers two specific technical divisions to our members. Each technical division is field specific and provides members a forum for networking and collaboration within their specialty area. Division membership is a unique vehicle for making the AOAC your association and for tailoring programs and activities to meet your particular professional concerns. Membership in AOAC's Technical Divisions is optional and is in conjunction with individual, student or organizational memberships.

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