Cannabis, Lab Proficiency Testing

Cannabis program new working group examining potential role for AOAC in proficiency testing

May 18, 2020

AOAC INTERNATIONAL is launching a new working group under the Cannabis Analytical Science Program (CASP). This new working group will focus on identifying areas in cannabis where laboratory proficiency testing […]

Research Institute

AOAC INTERNATIONAL activates accelerated program to evaluate test kits for detecting coronavirus on surfaces

May 18, 2020

Emergency Response Validation Project will streamline expert review of SARS-CoV-2 Virus Test Kits ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND, USA, May 18, 2020 — AOAC INTERNATIONAL today announced the launch of a project to […]

New Initiatives, Glyphosates

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Allergens

Report out from the Working Group on Allergens

March 27, 2020

On March 11, 2020, Samuel Godefroy of Universite Laval, co-chair of the Working Group on Allergens with Jupiter Yeung of Nestle, led a two-hour update on the current status of […]

Biothreat Agents

SPADA meeting highlights achievements and looks to future

March 27, 2020

Recapping a successful year, speakers at the Stakeholder Program on Agent Detection Assays (SPADA) session at the AOAC INTERNATIONAL Midyear Meeting highlighted the achievements of the several working groups, including […]

Food Authenticity & Fraud

Whole genome sequencing and genetic identification testing: Promising tools for botanicals authentication

March 27, 2020

The use of herbal supplements has increased dramatically. But as sales and usage have increased, so too have questions concerning the authenticity and quality of ingredients. Economically motivated adulteration, quality, […]

Filter News

Use below to narrow your search

News

    Methods & Standards, Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals

    Call for Public Comment – MFGM SMPR®

    May 24, 2024

    The Stakeholder Panel on Infant Formula and Adult Nutrition (SPIFAN) Working Group recently completed its Standard Method Performance Requirement® (SMPR®) for Determination of Milk Fat Globule Membrane (MFGM) Proteins in […]

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

    New Training Courses at Annual Meeting

    May 24, 2024

    Three training courses will be held in person at the AOAC 2024 Annual Meeting in Baltimore. Performance Tested Methods and Official Methods of Analysis Technical Requirements will be held on […]

    Publications, Food Authenticity & Fraud, Contaminants, Microbiology, Allergens, Food General, Journal of AOAC, Methods & Standards

    Latest Issue of the JAOAC

    May 24, 2024

    The May-June 2024 issue, Volume 107 Issue 3, of the Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL has been released. The latest issue contains research and review articles on Drug Formulations; Food Authenticity/Food […]

    Microbiology, Methods & Standards

    Metagenomics Working Group: Volunteers Needed (EXTENDED)

    May 24, 2024

    AOAC will launch the development of three agnostic voluntary consensus standards (including standard method performance requirements) for metagenomic sequencing methodology. The standards will be the metagenomic counterpart to the amplicon […]