Free live webinar
July 29, 2021 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm ET
With the rising popularity of cannabis and CBD vape products globally and increasing attention to health concerns (such as the 2019 EVALI vape crisis in the US), there is a greater need to understand how the liquid, and the associated vapor emitted from devices, can be characterized to ensure the highest quality product reaches the consumer as safely as possible. As both organic and inorganic contaminants pose health concerns, today’s laboratories require optimized techniques to analyze both target compounds and unknowns in vape smoke to understand the potential impact to human health. This Cannabis Analytical Science Program (CASP) Education and Training session will provide an industry overview on the state of cannabis vape science and testing from a panel of subject matter experts speaking to methodologies, testing apparatus, and past and future studies.
On March 8, 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it had completed its review of the Final Rule establishing the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program. As part of AOAC’s Cannabis Analytical Science Program (CASP)‘s Training and Education initiative, Bill Richmond and Dr. Kerry Smith from USDA offered to brief the AOAC CASP community on the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program’s Final Rule and its implications.
This free webinar was co-presented with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in honor of World Food Safety Day 2021. The aim of this webinar is to draw attention and inspire action to the requirements of accurate and reliable food testing as part of ensuring food safety and quality, as well as supporting free flow of food and agri-food commodities as part of international trade. Discrepancies in food testing results are cited as a major source of disagreements between trading partners, which emphasizes the importance of standardization in the development and implementation of food testing in regulatory settings.
On demand – coming soon.
4-hour online class
AOAC INTERNATIONAL Members: USD $316.00
Non-Members: USD $395.00
Many cannabis regulatory bodies now require cannabis testing laboratories to be accredited to ISO/IEC 17025, an international gold standard for laboratory quality assurance. This session will provide a broad overview of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard and will highlight common obstacles and difficulties the cannabis laboratory will need to consider in their quality management systems.
On demand – coming soon.
AOAC INTERNATIONAL Members: USD $79.00
Non-Members: USD $99.00
As our sector grows and evolves, so does our responsibility to cultivate a culture in which women in the science of food safety and public health increase their impact as they advance professionally. In this 90-minute webinar, we will discuss the challenges women in science face in their careers and how we can all inspire, empower, support, and mentor women within our organizations.
Starting a cannabis testing laboratory is a complex endeavor with many aspects to consider. In this free 90-minute webinar, subject matter experts share their insights on setting realistic timelines, building a technical development plan, and navigating laboratory accreditation.
In this free 90-minute webinar, subject matter experts share insights into regulating heavy metals in cannabis, heavy metal analysis, validation of various metals by microwave digestion and ICP-MS Analysis, and perspectives on adding heavy metals to a compliance testing lab.
In this free 90-minute webinar, subject matter experts share insights into which technologies are suitable for what a lab is trying to accomplish, challenges faced in the cannabis micro lab, expanding into the world of cannabis testing, and AOAC’s role in developing standards, education, and methods for microbiological analysis.
In this free 90-minute webinar, subject matter experts share insights into pesticide residue and mycotoxin method development, a US perspective on pesticide and mycotoxin testing, good manufacturing practices, and navigating the challenges of pesticide testing for various cannabis sample types.
Internationally, with the consumer demand for “natural” colors increasing, some food manufacturers are turning away from synthetic color additives and towards those from plant extracts or other natural sources. This free one-hour webinar provides briefings that speak to key potential safety hazards affecting sourcing and analytical challenges.
On-demand until September 29, 2021
In this free on-demand webinar produced jointly by AOAC’s Cannabis Analytical Science Program (CASP) and Cannabis Science & Technology, AOAC consultant Pat Bird shares insights into AOAC’S method validation process useful to cannabis stakeholders like regulators and labs. Originally aired September 30, 2020.
How accurately and appropriately are foods and their ingredients represented to the consumer? In this free one-hour webinar, join AOAC experts to learn about food authenticity analytical science in a live webcast produced in collaboration with Food Analysis and Separation Science. Originally aired June 2, 2020.
AOAC INTERNATIONAL launched the Cannabis Analytical Science Program (CASP) in early 2019 to provide a forum for the development of standards and the adoption of Official Methods of Analysis. In this free one-hour webinar, AOAC experts joined Cannabis Science & Technology magazine in a review of the CASP program. Originally aired December 5, 2019.
Not currently scheduled
In collaboration with presenters and subject matter experts from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and other nationally recognized experts, this training course will introduce theoretical considerations for the reliable collection of test samples and the practical applications for testing water, soil amendments, fresh produce, and grains for several highly pathogenic microbial contaminants.