19 AOAC Sections connect analytical communities in the U.S. and worldwide, representing four continents and more than 120 countries.

Sections provide opportunities for participants to share information, build professional contacts, expand leadership skills, and gain practical management experience. Each AOAC Section hosts at least one networking event each year, featuring technical presentations and discussions by leading local and national experts. To join a Section, use the contact information below.

Asia & Asia-Pacific

China Section

People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong
www.aoacgc.com/en/
President: Liang Cheng-Zhu, Director, Qingdao Customs
General Contact: [email protected]

India Section

India
http://aoac-india.org
President: Shrinivas Joshi. Assistant General Manager, Food & Environment Market, Waters Corporation
Contact: [email protected]

Japan Section

Japan
https://www.aoacijs.org
President: Takashi Hirao, General Manager, House Foods Group Inc.
Contact: [email protected]
General Contact: [email protected]

Southeast Asia Section (new in 2021!)

Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam
President: Xinping Hou, Analytical Services Manager, SEA, BV-AQ (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
Contact: [email protected]
August 2022 Newsletter

https://aoac-sea.org

Taiwan Section

Taiwan and Penhu, Kimmen, and Matsu regions
http://www.aoac.org.tw
President: Ting-Jang Lu, Professor, National Taiwan University
General Contact: [email protected]

Thailand Section

Thailand
Facebook: Thailand Section of AOAC International
President: Orawan Kaewprakaisangkul, Executive Vice President, National Food Institute
General Contact: [email protected], [email protected]

Europe

Europe Section

All European countries except Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg
http://www.aoaceurope.com
President: Thomas Gude, Head Food/Non-Food Division, SQTS
Contact: [email protected]

Lowlands Section

Belgium, Luxembourg, and The Netherlands
http://www.aoaclowlands.nl
Chairman: Monique de Nijs, Scientist, RIKILT – Institute of Food Safety
General Contact: [email protected]

Central and South America

Latin American–Caribbean Section

Central America, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean islands
Contact: Presidente, Luis Alberto Fernandez Anaya, Centro Toxicologico SAC,  [email protected]

www.aoaclatina.com

Middle East and Africa

Arab Section (new in 2022!)

Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen
aoacarab.org
President: Amine Kassouf, PhD, Research Scientist, Global Food Regulatory Science Society (GFoRSS)

Sub-Saharan Africa Section

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Democratic Republic), Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Réunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe
http://aoac-ssafrica.org
President: Owen Fraser, PhD, Managing Director, EMERA Consultants
General Contact: [email protected]

North America

Central Section

Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, and western Pennsylvania
President: Bryan Wirthwine, Project Manager, Nitto Denko Avecia Inc.

Mid-Atlantic Section

District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, southeastern Pennsylvania, and Virginia
Treasurer: Roger M. Brauninger, Consultant/Trainer, A2LA

Mid-Canada Section

Province of Manitoba
http://midcanadaaoac.org/home
President: David Grant, Chemical Engineer, Manitoba Hydro
General Contact: [email protected]

Midwest Section

Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin
http://www.mwaoac.org

President: David Ellingson, Eurofins Food Chemistry Testing Madison, Inc., Madison, WI
Contact: [email protected] or (+1) (608) 949-3048

Pacific Northwest Section

Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia
Chair: Jim Hungerford, Research Chemist, US FDA – ORA, ATC

Pacific Southwest Section

Arizona, California (except Southern California Section counties), Colorado, Hawaii, Utah, NV
http://www.psw-aoaci.org
President: Josh Wurzer, President and Co-founder, SC Labs

Southern Section

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas
www.ssaoac.org
President: Kenneth Powell, National Seafood Inspection Lab, Pascagoula, MS, USA
General Contact: [email protected]

Southern California Section

Counties of Imperial, San Bernadino, Orange, Ventura, Riverside, San Diego and Los Angeles
http://aoac-scs.org
President: Assad J. Kazeminy, Irvine Pharmaceutical Services, Irvine, CA, USA
General Contact: [email protected]