OMA, Methods & Standards

OMA Online New and Updated Content

September 7, 2023

The Official Methods of Analysis (OMA) online has recently been updated to include new and updated material. For the most up-to-date information on methods, subscribers should visit the OMA website. […]

Methods & Standards, OMA, Publications

OMA Online Search Capability Enhancement

September 7, 2023

To improve the search functionality and ease of use on the Official Methods of Analysis (OMA) online website, Oxford University Press recently added hyperlinks in the Subject, Number, and SMPR […]

Dietary Supplements, Drinking Water, Contaminants, Food General, Methods & Standards, New Initiatives

Register Your Support and Interest in Two New Method Projects

September 7, 2023

Ethylene oxide: After an informative and well-attended scientific forum in July, AOAC is planning to launch a working group to develop standard method performance requirements (SMPRs) for ethylene oxide (EtO) […]

Research Institute

AOAC Research Institute PTM Program Scope Expansion and R2 Program Elimination

September 7, 2023

On August 25, 2023, the AOAC Board of Directors approved revised policies and procedures of the AOAC Research Institute Performance Tested MethodsSM (PTM) program, which (effective immediately) expanded the PTM […]


AOAC Turns 139 Years Old

September 7, 2023

On Saturday, September 9, 2023, AOAC INTERNATIONAL will turn 139 years old. The Association of Agricultural Chemists officially became an organization on September 9, 1884, during the annual American Association […]

Research Institute

New AOAC Research Institute Certified Methods

August 18, 2023

The following methods recently received AOAC Research Institute PTM certifications: • PTM 082301 Clear Scientific Solutions, Clear Micro SalSTEC Mplex

Lab Proficiency Testing, Contaminants, Food General

Now Available-Lactic Acid Bacteria Proficiency Testing

August 17, 2023

In response to participant feedback, AOAC has added Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) to its M02 Pathogen-free Proficiency Testing Program. For labs that do not routinely test for pathogens, AOAC offers […]

Cannabis, Methods & Standards, Microbiology

AOAC CANNRA Training Course

August 16, 2023

AOAC INTERNATIONAL hosted a training course, exclusively for Cannabis Regulators Association (CANNRA) members, on August 8 and August 9, 2023. Dr. Sharon Brunelle, AOAC Technical Consultant, and Allison Baker, Coordinator […]

Research Institute, Food General

Position Posting: Senior Director, AOAC INTERNATIONAL Research Institute

August 3, 2023

AOAC INTERNATIONAL is currently seeking a dynamic Senior Director to lead the Research Institute of AOAC INTERNATIONAL. The AOAC Research Institute (AOAC RI) is a key division of AOAC INTERNATIONAL […]

Analytical Methods Week, Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals

Analytical Methods Week (AMW) Summer Session Wrap-Up – Method Approvals

August 2, 2023

On Tuesday, July 25, the AOAC SPIFAN Expert Review Panel (ERP) met to review methods submitted into the process.  Four (4) methods were received for review which resulted in three […]

Food Colors, Agricultural Materials, Methods & Standards

Call for Consensus: Draft SMPR for Selected Residual Solvents in Color Additives from Crop Based Sources

August 2, 2023

The AOAC Color Additives from Natural Sources – Residual Solvents Subgroup recently completed its review and revision of the SMPR for Selected Residual Solvents in Color Additives from Crop Based Sources; […]

Methods & Standards, Contaminants, Food General

Call for Consensus: Draft SMPR for Determination of Trace Elemental Contaminants in Food and Beverages

August 2, 2023

The AOAC Heavy Metals Working Group recently completed its review, revision, and reconciliation of public comments of the SMPR for the Determination of Trace Elemental Contaminants in Food and Beverages; and is […]


Scott Coates to Retire

July 27, 2023

Scott Coates, Senior Director for the AOAC Research Institute, has announced plans to retire at the end of 2023. Coates started his career at AOAC in 1992, as a manager […]


Call for Consensus: Gluten Qualitative Validation Guidance

July 27, 2023

CALL FOR CONSENSUS DEADLINE: Tuesday, August 8, 2023 The AOAC Gluten & Food Allergens (GFA) Program recently posted its guidance document for public comment. The comments received along with the responses […]

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    AOAC’s Career Center/Job Bank is connecting top employers with premier professionals. Employers, find your next great hires by placing your job in front of our highly qualified members. Professionals, keep […]

    Research Institute, Annual Meeting, Chemistry, Methods & Standards, Microbiology

    PTM and OMA Technical Requirements Training Course at Annual Meeting

    July 10, 2024

    Register today for the Performance Tested MethodsSM and Official Methods of AnalysisSM Technical Requirements Training Course that will take place at the AOAC Annual Meeting in Baltimore on Saturday, August […]

    Journal of AOAC, Publications

    July-August 2024 issue of JAOAC

    July 10, 2024

    The July-August 2024 issue, Volume 107 Issue 4, of the Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL has been released. The latest issue contains research and review articles on Drug Formulations, Environmental Chemical […]

    Allergens, Food General, Publications

    New Food Allergen Method Validation Guidelines Published – OMA, Appendix M Revised

    July 3, 2024

    AOAC has published new food allergen validation guidelines for immunoassays. This guidance supersedes the guidance originally developed by the AOAC Food Allergen Community and is included in the OMA as Appendix […]