Emerging Issues, New Initiatives

Botanical Identity Verification Virtual Forum

January 5, 2024

AOAC INTERNATIONAL is hosting a free virtual forum to discuss various topics related to botanical identity testing, such as the difference between identity and authenticity from a regulatory perspective, the […]

Governance and Policies, Methods & Standards, Partners

AOAC and ISO Renew Cooperation Agreement

January 3, 2024

AOAC INTERNATIONAL and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) announced the renewal of the cooperation agreement for joint development and approval of common standards and methods. The partnership for ISO […]

Research Institute, General

Scott Coates Retires

January 3, 2024

Scott Coates, senior director for the AOAC Research Institute, retired at the end of 2023 after more than 30 years of service. He came to AOAC in 1992 “expecting to […]

Contaminants, Publications, Food Authenticity & Fraud, Journal of AOAC

Journal Seeking Papers on Focused Topics

January 2, 2024

The Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL is seeking papers on Focused Topics and/or Guest Editor collections, for the following: Human Pathogen Detection, Identification, and Characterization for Food Safety and Outbreak Investigation […]

Emerging Issues, Inside Laboratory Management, New Initiatives, Publications

Reflecting on a Year of Growth, Relations, and Integrity in 2023

December 22, 2023

As AOAC heads into its 140th year, Inside Laboratory Management (ILM) reflects on a year devoted to growth, relations, and integrity. AOAC made significant strides in its integrated and core science programs […]

General

Happy Holidays

December 20, 2023

The AOAC INTERNATIONAL offices will be closed from Monday, December 25 through Monday, January 1, and reopen on Tuesday, January 2. We hope you enjoy a festive, safe, and restful […]

Food General, Contaminants, Methods & Standards, Current

Call for Methods: PFAS

December 15, 2023

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Wednesday, April 24 AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) invites method developers to submit methods for First Action consideration and possible evaluation through the AOAC Official MethodsTM program. Prospective methods must […]

Contaminants, Food General, Methods & Standards, Current

Call for Methods: Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids

December 15, 2023

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Wednesday, April 24, 2024 AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) invites method developers to submit methods for First Action consideration and possible evaluation through the AOAC Official MethodsTM program. Prospective methods […]

Contaminants, Food General, Dietary Supplements, Methods & Standards

Call for Experts: Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids

December 15, 2023

Call for Experts for Review of Methods for Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids (PAs) AOAC is recruiting subject matter expert volunteers for its Expert Review Panel (ERP) for review of methods for determination […]

Contaminants, Food General, Methods & Standards

Call for Experts: PFAS

December 15, 2023

Call for Experts for Review of Methods for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) AOAC is recruiting subject matter expert volunteers for its Expert Review Panel (ERP) for review of methods […]

Food General

AOAC Virtual Session on Bioassays

December 15, 2023

The AOAC Europe section is organizing a virtual session on “Best Practices for Bioassay Testing of Food and other Complex Mixtures,” which will provide the main outcomes of a recent […]

Contaminants, Dietary Supplements, Food General, Methods & Standards

Ethylene Oxide Working Group Launch Scheduled

December 15, 2023

AOAC will begin development of standards at a meeting on Tuesday, January 9 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST for ethylene oxide and its marker residue 2-chloroethanol in oil […]

Biothreat Agents

Call for Public Comment Extended: SPADA – Amplicon Sequencing SMPR

December 15, 2023

The AOAC Stakeholder Program on Agent Detection Assays (SPADA) Working Group on Biothreat Method Detection recently completed the draft SMPR® for Amplicon Sequencing. The public comment period was originally scheduled […]

Allergens, Food General, Methods & Standards

Call for Consensus: Draft Guidance on Food Allergen Immunoassay Validation

December 6, 2023

The AOAC GFA Food Allergens program has completed its final review, revision, and reconciliation of public comments from the Draft Guidance on Food Allergen Immunoassay Validation document. The Draft AOAC […]

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    Annual Meeting

    Airfare Discounts on United for Meeting

    June 14, 2024

    United Airlines is offering discounts on select flights to/from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) for attendees of the AOAC Annual Meeting. Visit the Hotel and Travel page for details.

    Cannabis

    FDA/USDA Plenary at Annual Meeting to Focus on Analytical Methods in Regulation

    June 14, 2024

    The 2024 AOAC INTERNATIONAL Annual Meeting & Exposition, August 23 – 28, 2024, in Baltimore, Maryland, will feature a special plenary panel on Monday, August 26 with Denise Eblen, PhD, […]

    Food General

    Call for Experts: Fat Testing

    June 13, 2024

    AOAC is recruiting subject matter expert volunteers for a new Expert Review Panel (ERP) for review of fat testing methods including crude or total fat methods for food matrices. The […]

    Food General, Protein

    Call for Novel Foods Amino Acids Working Group

    June 13, 2024

    AOAC anticipates the formation of a working group to create a method performance standard for amino acid content (and/or total protein content) for matrices such as novel foods and ingredients. […]