AOAC regularly offers professional development training courses and webinars online, at the Annual Meeting, and at the Midyear Meeting. AOAC is developing new courses on an ongoing basis, so please check back here often.

Contaminants, Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals

AOAC Metals Community Webinar: Metals in Baby Food

There has been recent media interest regarding toxic elements found in baby food products sold within the US. This webinar discusses the background of this issue, including how toxic elements enter […]


Vape Testing 2021: Overview of Today’s Vape Science and Testing Methodologies for Cannabis & Hemp Labs

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 […]


USDA Update on the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program

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 […]

Contaminants, Emerging Issues, Food Authenticity & Fraud, Food General

World Food Safety Day Webinar

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 […]

Emerging Issues, General, Food General

Women in Science

Increasingly, women are obtaining executive leadership roles, and in some cases, women are already more educated, getting higher pay, and leading world-changing organizations and initiatives than men. However, research still […]


Outcomes and Findings from the AOAC Emergency Response Validation for Total Yeast and Mold in Cannabis Products

In late 2020, the AOAC Research Institute launched an Emergency Response Validation study to evaluate proprietary methods for the enumeration of total yeast and molds in cannabis flower. Results from […]

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    Awards, Annual Meeting, Membership

    Call for Nominations: OMB Technical Service Award

    February 28, 2024

    Call for Nominations Recommend a colleague today! The AOAC Official Methods Board is soliciting nominations for its annual Technical Service Award.  Deadline:  Friday, March 29, 2024 Nomination Form The Official […]

    Annual Meeting, Midyear Meeting, General

    AOAC Merchandise Now Available

    February 23, 2024

    AOAC INTERNATIONAL is now selling new merchandise in honor of our 140th anniversary for a limited time. Products will only be available for five weeks starting today, February 23, until […]

    Agricultural Materials, Contaminants, Food Colors, Methods & Standards

    Call for Experts: Residual Solvents & Pesticides in Color Additives

    February 21, 2024

    AOAC is recruiting subject matter expert volunteers for its Expert Review Panel (ERP) to review methods for determination of selected residual solvents in color additives from crop-based sources and to […]

    Agricultural Materials, Food Colors, Methods & Standards

    AOAC SMPR® 2024.001 Published

    February 21, 2024

    The first Standard Method Performance Requirement (SMPR®) of 2024 has been published for Selected Pesticides in Color Additives from Crop-Based Sources (AOAC SMPR® 2024.001). Photo by HandmadePictures –