Food Authenticity & Fraud, Methods & Standards

Voting on the Food Authenticity/Fraud Targeted & Non-Targeted Testing Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPRs) is now open!

May 13, 2020

The deadline date for voting is May 26, 2020. Click here to review and vote for the Non-Targeted Testing SMPRs. Click here to review and vote for the Targeted Testing SMPRs.

New initiatives

New Initiative for Glyphosate Standards

May 12, 2020

Voluntary Consensus Standard for Determination of Glyphosate, N- acetylglyphosate, Aminomethylphosphonic acid, and N-acetyl- aminomethylphosphonic Acid to address Method Gaps in Food Matrices. Glyphosate is an organophosphate compound – an aminophosphonic […]

Food Authenticity & Fraud, Training and Education

Webinar: Food Authenticity and the AOAC INTERNATIONAL Standards and Methods Development Program

May 4, 2020

How accurately and appropriately are foods and their ingredients represented to the consumer? Join AOAC experts to learn about food authenticity analytical science in a live webcast on Tuesday, June […]

Analytical Methods Week, Methods & Standards

Analytical Methods Week: Many big steps, and some giant strides forward

May 1, 2020

AOAC’s third Analytical Methods Week delivered First Action Official Method of AnalysisSM approval for eagerly awaited methods for cannabinoids in hemp, flavanols in chocolate, and veterinary drug residues in a […]

Cannabis, Training and Education

High turnout for AOAC scientists’ webinar on hemp testing

April 30, 2020

On March 11, 2020, AOAC’s Cannabis Analytical Science Program Lead Scott Coates joined Dr. Holly Johnson, Chief Science Officer of the American Herbal Products Association, on a well-attended webcast, “Update […]

Analytical Methods Week, Methods & Standards

AOAC INTERNATIONAL scientists approve confirmatory screening test for detecting veterinary drug residues in foods

April 29, 2020

New Official Method expected to facilitate safety testing of products in the global marketplace Rockville, Maryland, April 30, 2020—AOAC INTERNATIONAL today announced approval of a new First Action Official Methods […]

International Methods

AOAC INTERNATIONAL announces new role in global food safety standards

April 29, 2020

Organization accredited as Administrator for U.S. participation in international standards organization activities for food products Rockville, Maryland, April 29, 2020—AOAC INTERNATIONAL today formally announced that it will be playing a […]

Publications

Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL seeking section editor for microbiological methods

April 24, 2020

The Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL is seeking a section editor for the Microbiological Methods section. The qualified applicant should: have an employment situation which allows him/her time to perform Journal […]

Cannabis

AOAC scientists approve Official Method of Analysis for cannabinoids in hemp

April 22, 2020

Expert Review Panel approves an analytical method for detecting and measuring cannabinoids in hemp Rockville Maryland, April 23, 2020 – AOAC INTERNATIONAL announced today that a liquid chromatography–diode array detection […]

Analytical Methods Week, Methods & Standards

April 2020 Analytical Methods Week activities

April 8, 2020

AOAC will hold its twice-yearly Analytical Methods Week activities the weeks of April 20-24, 2020 and June 22-26, 2020. Featuring virtual expert review panel (ERP) meetings, Analytical Methods Week consolidates […]

Governance and policies, Membership

In Memorium: Patrice Arbault, AOAC INTERNATIONAL Member of the Board

March 27, 2020

AOAC INTERNATIONAL staff and members are remembering the life of Patrice Arbault, a highly respected analytical scientist whose contribution to AOAC spanned many roles and lasted more than a decade. […]

Sections

Challenges, Opportunities, and a “Roadmap to the Future” – AOAC India Section Meeting

March 27, 2020

In late February, AOAC’s India Section held their 7th Annual conference on building capacity and collaborative leadership to ensure safe and nutritious food. More than 300 leading specialists from across […]

Governance and policies, Membership, International Methods

AOAC Global Council kicks off at 2020 Midyear Meeting

March 27, 2020

At the 2020 Midyear Meeting, AOAC INTERNATIONAL President Henry Chin presided as the AOAC Global Council held its first in-person meeting, including Ambassador-level members Abbott Nutrition, Eurofins, Herbalife Nutrition, and […]

Emerging Issues, Rosins, New initiatives

Working Group on Rosins takes shape

March 27, 2020

With wood rosins growing in use in the food supply chain, the lack of standards emerged as an area of concern in the 2019 Analytical Solutions Forum. Six months later, […]

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