Midyear Meeting, Microbiology, Methods & Standards

Microbiology: New SMPR and two new Methods approved at 2020 Midyear Meeting

March 27, 2020

During the AOAC INTERNATIONAL 2020 Midyear Meeting, the Working Group on Quantitative Microbiology Method Validation Acceptance Criteria, chaired by Patrick Bird of PMB BioTek Consulting, finalized a Standard Method Performance […]

International Methods

AOAC launches Analytical International Methods and Standards (AIMS) Program

March 27, 2020

AOAC INTERNATIONAL’s 2020 Midyear Meeting saw the launch of a new scientific program, the Analytical International Methods and Standards (AIMS) Program, whose objective is to address emerging issues and opportunities […]

Emerging Issues

Five key Takeaways from the Midyear Meeting 2020 Analytical Solutions Forum

March 27, 2020

In a full-day program held at the 2020 Midyear Meeting, AOAC INTERNATIONAL’s Analytical Solutions Forum (ASF) highlighted the comprehensive and integrated nature of AOAC’s science activities. Beyond standards and method […]

Food Authenticity & Fraud, Midyear Meeting

A year of analytical thinking: AOAC’s Food Authenticity & Fraud (FAM) Program

March 27, 2020

On March 13, AOAC stakeholders delved into the complexities of testing for food fraud and authenticity in a spirited discussion during the Midyear Meeting. Two working groups, one on targeted […]

Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals, Midyear Meeting, Methods & Standards

SPIFAN scientists advance three SMPRs and review OMA Methods for six key nutrients

March 27, 2020

In the 21st meeting of the Stakeholder Program for Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals (SPIFAN) on March 12, stakeholders advanced three new Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPRs) as written. The […]

Midyear Meeting

Highlights of the AOAC INTERNATIONAL 2020 Midyear Meeting

March 27, 2020

The 2020 Midyear Meeting overcame unexpected challenges to successfully advance the dialogue and science around emerging issues, food authenticity, cannabis testing, vaping, and more.  Thirteen new Standard Method Performance Requirements […]

Cannabis, Midyear Meeting

Cannabis programming at the AOAC Midyear Meeting: Farm Bill, SMPRs, and Training & Education

March 27, 2020

Cannabis programming at the Midyear Meeting covered a lot of ground, with a presentation on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Domestic Hemp Program, followed by votes on Standard Method […]

Cannabis

Audiocast: An expert discussion on vaping

March 20, 2020

Cutting through the haze of vaping: A Town Hall discussion 2020 AOAC INTERNATIONAL Midyear Meeting, March 9-13, 2020 Despite their ever-growing acceptance, relatively little work has been done to characterize […]

Lab Proficiency Testing

AOAC Proficiency Testing Scope Expands

March 10, 2020

New accreditation includes 20 new vitamins and minerals in infant formula and pH in meat and cheese ROCKVILLE, MD USA, March 10, 2020—At its annual Midyear Meeting, AOAC INTERNATIONAL announced […]

Governance and Policies

AOAC Board approves update to organizational name and tag line

February 18, 2020

What does AOAC stand for? When newcomers first encounter AOAC, that’s one of their first questions. AOAC’s name once clearly reflected its mission; but all organizations evolve, and AOAC has […]

Membership

Why AOAC is this researcher’s “home for analytical science”

February 18, 2020

Salvatore Parisi, Member of AOAC, shares his story AOAC INTERNATIONAL has a remarkable reputation in providing standard methods of analysis to ensure safety and integrity of foods and other products […]

Awards

AOAC accepting nominations for Official Methods Board Award

February 18, 2020

Each year, the AOAC Official Methods Board recognizes outstanding volunteer commitment and leadership in analytical excellence for team and individual achievement. The Board is currently accepting nominations for the Individual […]

Publications, Journal of AOAC

New section editor joins Journal of AOAC

February 18, 2020

AOAC announces Xu-Liang Cao of Health Canada as the newest section editor of the Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL. Cao will assist in overseeing contributions to J. AOAC Int. specific to […]

Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals, Methods & Standards

AOAC INTERNATIONAL Announces New Analytical Test for Lactose in Milk

February 18, 2020

Streamlined analysis method validated as Official Method by AOAC experts Rockville, Maryland, February 19, 2020—AOAC INTERNATIONAL food safety experts have adopted a new analytical method for measuring low levels of […]

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    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 […]