Awards

Sarah McCormick Wins 2019 Harvey W. Wiley Scholarship

August 27, 2019

AOAC congratulates Sarah McCormick, winner of the 2019 Harvey W. Wiley Scholarship. Sarah is pursuing her B.S.Ch. in Chemistry with minors in Mathematics and Environmental Science at the University of […]

Cannabis

AOAC INTERNATIONAL at IFT: A cannabis & CBD primer

August 23, 2019

Analyzing cannabis and CBD samples can be challenging. From setting up a laboratory to developing methods, even experienced chemists can struggle to ensure standard operating procedures consistent with state and […]

Cannabis

CASP experts testify at FDA public hearing

August 22, 2019

Consumers have a right to safe cannabis and cannabis-derived products that are free of pathogens. That was the message that Patrick Bird, Chair of AOAC’s CASP Microbiology in Cannabis and […]

Cannabis

AOAC INTERNATIONAL announces working groups on cannabis

August 17, 2019

Leading scientists developing standards and Official Methods for cannabis products and hemp May 30, 2019 (Rockville, MD)—AOAC INTERNATIONAL today announced the formation of working groups for the Cannabis Analytical Science […]

Sections

Highlights of the Midwest Section 38th Annual Meeting and Exposition

August 15, 2019

The AOAC Midwest Section held their 38th Annual meeting and Exposition May 20-22. Ninety-one members gathered in Des Moines, Iowa, to attend this year’s conference that included more than 20 […]

Biothreat Agents

SPADA biological threat agents working groups draft documents ready for comments

August 15, 2019

On August 13, AOAC’s Stakeholder Panel on Agent Detection Assays (SPADA) will meet to review draft documents from its working groups on bacterial strain verification, in-silico analysis, and soil testing. […]

General, RI Test Kit Certification

Strong interest in Research Institute at IAFP

August 12, 2019

After many years away, AOAC INTERNATIONAL returned to the International Association of Food Protection (IAFP) Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, July 21-23, 2019.

Dietary  Supplements, Awards, Membership

AOAC INTERNATIONAL announces Joseph M. Betz as 2019 Wiley Award winner

August 12, 2019

National Institutes of Health expert in dietary supplements analysis honored for lifetime scientific achievement

Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals

SPIFAN working groups and Expert Review Panel method review project

July 29, 2019

AOAC is reopening the working groups for Vitamins A, E, B12, and D, Folic Acid, and Inositol to re-examine the AOAC First Action methods not recommended for Final Action for […]

Food Authenticity & Fraud

FAF July 2019 Update

July 27, 2019

July 2, 2019 – Quarterly update on progress being made by the Targeted Testing (TT) and Non-targeted Testing (NTT) Working Groups.   View the PDF

Emerging Issues

Call for volunteers to serve on the Analytical Solutions Forum Steering Committee

July 12, 2019

DEADLINE: August 16, 2019. Applications are now being accepted for inaugural members of the Analytical Solutions Forum Steering Committee.

Biothreat Agents, Analytical Methods Week, Method Standards

AOAC’s first “Analytical Methods Week” debuts in July

June 30, 2019

AOAC INTERNATIONAL announces its first Analytical Methods Week, coming July 8–12, 2019—a week of virtual meetings of AOAC expert review panels (ERPs) to evaluate candidate methods for Official Methods of […]

Annual Meeting, Sections

Global gathering of Sections at the Annual Meeting 2019

June 28, 2019

AOAC’s 17 Sections will be well represented at the Annual Meeting in Denver in September 2019.

Cannabis

AOAC to launch CASP program

May 16, 2019

May 28, 2019 – As a global leader in food and agriculture safety standards and analytical methods, AOAC INTERNATIONAL is answering the call of regulators and private sector laboratories to […]

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