Analytical Methods Week, Food General, Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals, Contaminants, General, Methods & Standards

Report from Analytical Methods Week

August 3, 2022

During the most recent AOAC Official MethodsSM Analytical Methods Week (AMW) held July 25-29, 2022, eight ERPs were scheduled to meet to review a combined 23 methods. Seven of the […]

Dietary Supplements, Food Colors, Food General, General, New Initiatives

AOAC Continues to Seek Financial Support for Its Newly Proposed Programs and Projects

July 27, 2022

The following programs are still seeking financial support. If you are interested in being involved in determining the priorities and driving the development of criteria for any of these programs, […]

Cannabis, General, Research Institute

Call for Methods: Identification and Quantitation of Pesticides in Cannabis

July 25, 2022

AOAC Research Institute (AOAC RI) invites method developers to submit relevant methods that may meet AOAC Standard Method Performance RequirementsSM (SMPR®) 2018.011 for Identification and Quantitation of Selected Pesticide Residues in Dried Cannabis […]

General, Governance and Policies

New Proposed FDA Rule

July 20, 2022

On July 15, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed a rule to revoke its methods of analysis regulation. The proposed rule relates to FDA enforcement programs when the […]

Annual Meeting, General, Membership

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: AOAC Membership Committee

July 20, 2022

The AOAC Committee on Membership is currently seeking active volunteers to fill the following vacant positions: Co-Chair Member-at-Large The Membership Committee is responsible for reviewing policies and procedures on all […]

Analytical Methods Week, Methods & Standards, Dietary Supplements, Agricultural Materials, Contaminants, Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals, Quantitative Microbiology

Analytical Methods Week Schedule: July 25-29, 2022

July 12, 2022

Analytical Methods Week, run by AOAC INTERNATIONAL’s Official Methods Program, is a series of virtual Expert Review Panel (ERP) meetings, allowing method developers and experts to come together and advance analytical […]

Cannabis, Research Institute, Lab Proficiency Testing

New Discounts for CASP Advisory Panel

June 29, 2022

Performance Tested Methods (PTM) and Reviewed and Recognized (R2) application fees will be discounted at a rate commensurate with the level of support for the Advisory Panel Members of the […]

New Initiatives, Methods & Standards, Food General

New Initiative: Integrated Standards and Official Methods Development Project for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Foods

June 22, 2022

This proposed project provides analytical solutions for the detection and quantification of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in processed and packaged foods and raw agricultural commodities. The workplan consists of […]

Dietary Supplements, New Initiatives

New Initiative: Botanical & Dietary Supplement Integrity Program

June 21, 2022

This multi-year program addresses current and newly emerging analytical needs within the botanical and dietary supplement community; designed to provide raw agricultural producers, manufacturers, testing laboratories, and retail establishments with […]

Lab Proficiency Testing

Introducing AOAC Listeria Environmental Swab PT (LS01) Program and Resumption of the Salmonella in Liquid Egg PT Program (E01)

June 15, 2022

In response to customer and stakeholder feedback, the AOAC Laboratory Proficiency Testing (PT) Program has developed a new PT program to cover environmental surface testing. The Listeria Environmental Swab PT […]

Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals

Call for Methods: Amino Acids (Taurine), Carotenoids (Alpha-carotene & Lutein), Fluoride, or Phospholipids 

May 25, 2022

AOAC invites method developers to submit methods for consideration and possible evaluation through the AOAC Official MethodSM program. Prospective methods must be able to determine Amino Acids (Taurine), Carotenoids (Alpha-carotene & Lutein), […]

Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals

Call for Vote: SMPRs for A1/A2 Beta Casein & Fatty Acids at the SN-2 Position of Triacylglycerol Molecules

May 25, 2022

AOAC has reviewed all votes and determined that the submissions received for the Fatty Acids at the SN-2 Position of Triacylglycerol Molecules and A1/A2 Beta Casein Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPRs) […]

Lab Proficiency Testing

AOAC to add new analytes to Cheese Chemistry (C02) and Standard Micro (M01) PT Programs

May 24, 2022

In response to customer feedback, analytes have been added to two of the following Proficiency Testing Programs: Cheese Chemistry PT: Starting with the upcoming June C02 PT round, participating labs […]

Cannabis, Lab Proficiency Testing

AOAC INTERNATIONAL Partners with Signature Science for Cannabis Proficiency Testing Program Test Materials

May 9, 2022

Rockville, Maryland, May 10, 2022 – AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) recently announced it has partnered with Signature Science, LLC (SigSci) as its test material provider for AOAC’s new Cannabis/Hemp Proficiency Testing […]

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