Governance and policies, Membership

2020 Organizational Election

June 23, 2020

AOAC members will soon have the opportunity to advance AOAC’s mission by voting in the 2020 organizational election. The vote will be held online between July 16 and August 13, […]

Research Institute

AOAC to Implement In Silico Analysis in Evaluation of Coronavirus Test Kits

June 23, 2020

AOAC INTERNATIONAL is breaking new ground in method validation by implementing in silico analysis in its recently-launched project to evaluate and certify the performance of test kits that detect the […]

Methods & Standards, Analytical Methods Week

LIVE: Analytical Methods Week June 22-26, 2020

June 22, 2020

We’ll be reporting out on news from the second AOAC INTERNATIONAL Analytical Methods Week of 2020 in this live blog. See the Schedule of Meetings – and don’t forget to […]

Analytical Methods Week, Methods & Standards

June 22-26, 2020 Analytical Methods Week Activities

June 19, 2020

AOAC is holding its second 2020 Analytical Methods Week activities the week of June 22-26, 2020. Featuring virtual expert review panel (ERP) meetings, Analytical Methods Week consolidates and streamlines ongoing […]

Quantitative Microbiology, Methods & Standards

Vote on SMPR for Quantitative Microbiology Methods for Foods & Environmental Surfaces

June 19, 2020

DEADLINE: July 31, 2020. Voting on the AOAC Quantitative Microbiology Methods for Foods & Environmental Surfaces Standard Method Performance Requirement (SMPR®) is now open. Click here to review and vote for […]

Technical Divisions

Technical Division on Reference Materials seeking nominations

June 16, 2020

In accordance with its bylaws, the AOAC Technical Division on Reference Materials (TDRM) Executive Committee is pleased to announce that Lars Reimann has assembled a nominating committee for the TDRM […]

Emerging Issues

AOAC will be participating in ILSI North America’s symposium on risk assessment of PFAS

June 9, 2020

AOAC’s Chief Science Officer Palmer Orlandi will be speaking at the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) North America’s virtual symposium on risk assessment of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in […]

Awards

Nyssa Hewitt wins 2020 Harvey W. Wiley Award Student Scholarship

May 21, 2020

AOAC INTERNATIONAL is pleased to announce that Nyssa Hewitt, an analytical chemistry student at University of Waikato in New Zealand, has been selected as the winner of the 2020 Harvey […]

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 […]

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 […]

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