Emerging Issues

Call for Comments – Quantitative Microbiology Methods for Food and Environmental Samples

DEADLINE: December 20, 2019. Call for Comments – Draft Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPR®) for Quantitative Microbiology Methods for Food and Environmental Samples Open for 30-Day Public Comment Period November […]

Annual Meeting

2020 Annual Meeting Call for Proposals

The AOAC INTERNATIONAL Technical Programming Council (TPC) invites all AOAC Members and other interested individuals to submit proposals for the scientific sessions that will be offered at the 134th Annual Meeting […]

Membership

Why AOAC? Membership story from Daniele Sohier

When I started my career with a Ph.D. degree in molecular microbiology, I had no real sense of direction. Since then, over a career spanning R&D, education, laboratory services, and […]

General

AOAC talks olive oil at EFFoST International Conference in Rotterdam

Palmer Orlandi, AOAC’s Chief Science Officer, traveled to Rotterdam, The Netherlands in early November, representing AOAC at a special session of the 33rd European Federation of Food Science and Technology […]

Sections

Q & A with Owen Fraser, president of AOAC Sub-Saharan Africa Section

Following their highly-successful Second Annual Meeting, Sub-Saharan Africa Section President Owen Fraser, Ph.D. talked with AOAC about how the section is advancing food safety testing in the rapidly-expanding pan-African trading […]

Sections

AOAC Sub-Saharan Africa Section in the center of sweeping change in a dynamic region

Just one year ago, the Sub-Saharan Africa Section of AOAC was a fledgling organization. This month, their highly successful second Annual Meeting demonstrated that they have already become key players […]

Cannabis

Cannabis Science & Technology Editors’ Series: Cannabis Analytical Science Program Live Webcast

Join AOAC experts and four leading cannabis analytical science experts on December 5, 2019 at 11am EST for AOAC’s first webinar on cannabis testing. REGISTER NOW > Thursday, December 5, […]

Cannabis

Call for Experts – Cannabis Analytical Science Program

DEADLINE: December 31, 2019. AOAC INTERNATIONAL is seeking experts to participate on the Expert Review Panels (ERPs) and review candidate methods for Official Methods of AnalysisSM First Action Status. ERPs […]

Method Validation, Method Standards

Second Analytical Methods Week advances standards in a week of virtual meetings

The week of December 2-5, 2019, AOAC is holding Analytical Methods Week, a series of meetings using a new, convenient and popular “virtual” format for method developers and experts to […]

Cannabis

AOAC reports on CASP accomplishments to AFDO Board

On November 5, 2019, AOAC Executive Director Dave Schmidt and Cannabis Analytical Science Program (CASP) Program Lead Scott Coates met with the Board of Directors of the Association of Food […]

Cannabis

AOAC Cannabinoid Standard in USDA Guidelines

New guidelines require laboratories to meet AOAC Standard Method Performance Requirements for Quantitation of Cannabinoids in Hemp NEWS BACKGROUND: November 12, 2019—AOAC INTERNATIONAL announced today that a testing standard recently […]

Annual Meeting

Highlights from the 2019 Annual Meeting

With 29 scientific sessions, 66 exposition booths, 275 poster presentations, and daily receptions, the 2019 Annual Meeting was a hub of analytical science dialog and networking. Attendance was up 8% […]

Awards

AOAC Awards 2020 Call for Nominations – nominate a colleague today!

Recognizing excellence in analytical science The AOAC Awards Program recognizes significant contributions to the analytical science community and to AOAC itself. This is an opportunity for you to show your […]

Cannabis, Lab Proficiency Testing

AOAC spreads the word on Proficiency Testing at the Food Safety Consortium

In early October, AOAC INTERNATIONAL joined around 600 food safety professionals, including many representing food manufacturer and packaging plant laboratories, at the Food Safety Consortium in Illinois. Safe Quality Food […]

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