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

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 Analytical Solutions Forum 2020

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: Six Food Authenticity & Fraud Program SMPRs ready for public comment

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

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 […]

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 […]

Cannabis

Call for Methods: Methods for Quantitation of Cannabinoids in Edible Chocolate

March 11, 2020

AOAC INTERNATIONAL invites method authors and developers to submit relevant methods that may meet the AOAC Standard Method Performance Requirements® (SMPR®) for the quantitative measurement of curcuminoids in ingredients and […]

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 […]

Food Authenticity & Fraud

Call for Comments: Draft Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPR®) for Non-Targeted Testing of Ingredients for the following Food Authenticity/Fraud Evaluation of Liquid Raw Bovine Milk, Honey and Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)

March 5, 2020

DEADLINE: April 3, 2020. AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) announces the availability of a draft standard method performance requirements (SMPR) for: Draft Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPR) for Non-Targeted Testing of Liquid […]

Governance and policies

Call for Nominations for AOAC Board of Directors

February 24, 2020

DEADLINE: March 31, 2020 – AOAC is seeking potential nominees to serve on the AOAC INTERNATIONAL Board of Directors for two Director positions and three Officer positions: Two Directors (3-year […]

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 […]

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