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, 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 […]

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 the Midyear Meeting 2020 Analytical Solutions Forum

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: AOAC’s Food Authenticity & Fraud (FAM) Program

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, Methods & Standards

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 […]

Midyear Meeting

Highlights of the AOAC INTERNATIONAL 2020 Midyear Meeting

March 27, 2020

The 2020 Midyear Meeting overcame unexpected challenges to successfully advance the dialogue and science around emerging issues, food authenticity, cannabis testing, vaping, and more.  Thirteen new Standard Method Performance Requirements […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Membership

Why AOAC is this researcher’s “home for analytical science”

February 18, 2020

Salvatore Parisi, Member of AOAC, shares his story AOAC INTERNATIONAL has a remarkable reputation in providing standard methods of analysis to ensure safety and integrity of foods and other products […]

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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. […]