Cannabis, Current, OMA

Call for Methods: Detection of Salmonella species in Cannabis and Cannabis Products

July 9, 2020

NO DEADLINE Objective AOAC INTERNATIONAL invites method authors and developers to submit relevant methods that may meet the Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPR®) for Detection of Salmonella in Cannabis and […]

OMA

Official Methods of Analysis celebrates 100 years

June 24, 2020

This year marks a full century of publication for AOAC’s gold-standard compendium of methods, the Official Methods of AnalysisSM (OMA). Since its launch in 1920, the publication affectionately known as […]

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

Report Out: Analytical Methods Week June 22-26, 2020

June 22, 2020

We shared news from the second AOAC INTERNATIONAL Analytical Methods Week of 2020 in this live blog. DAY 1 – June 22, 2020 UPDATE 11:00am Expert Review Panel Orientation AOAC’s […]

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 […]

New Initiatives, Glyphosates

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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    Annual Meeting, Midyear Meeting, General

    AOAC Merchandise Now Available

    February 23, 2024

    AOAC INTERNATIONAL is now selling new merchandise in honor of our 140th anniversary for a limited time. Products will only be available for five weeks starting today, February 23, until […]

    Agricultural Materials, Contaminants, Food Colors, Methods & Standards

    Call for Experts: Residual Solvents & Pesticides in Color Additives

    February 21, 2024

    AOAC is recruiting subject matter expert volunteers for its Expert Review Panel (ERP) to review methods for determination of selected residual solvents in color additives from crop-based sources and to […]

    Agricultural Materials, Food Colors, Methods & Standards

    AOAC SMPR® 2024.001 Published

    February 21, 2024

    The first Standard Method Performance Requirement (SMPR®) of 2024 has been published for Selected Pesticides in Color Additives from Crop-Based Sources (AOAC SMPR® 2024.001). Photo by HandmadePictures – stock.adobe.com

    Research Institute

    Call for Experts: Mycotoxin Methods – Non-Dairy

    February 21, 2024

    AOAC is recruiting subject matter expert volunteers to serve as Volunteer Experts for the AOAC Performance Tested MethodsSM (PTM) program administered by the AOAC Research Institute. Appointed volunteers will lead […]