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, […]

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, […]

Midyear Meeting, Quantitative 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 […]

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