Awards

AOAC Announces Winner of Joint Student Award with SCIEX

July 21, 2021

New “Rising Star” Award supports leadership and engagement with student researchers using mass spectrometry technology for food analysis ROCKVILLE, MD USA, July 21, 2021—AOAC INTERNATIONAL today announced Klara Navratilova as […]

Cannabis

USDA Update on the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program

July 20, 2021

On March 8, 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it had completed its review of the Final Rule establishing the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program. The rule, effective as […]

Lab Proficiency Testing, Technical Divisions, General

AOAC’s Arlene Fox Announces October Retirement

July 15, 2021

Arlene Fox, Senior Director of Proficiency Testing, recently announced her plans to retire on October 8, 2021 following 24 years of service to AOAC INTERNATIONAL. For 23 of those years, […]

Membership

New AOAC Membership Pins for 30-, 35-, 40-, and 45-Year Members

July 14, 2021

The AOAC membership team is pleased to announce that in addition to those for our 25- and 50-year members, we have created pins for our 30-, 35-, 40-, and 45-year […]

Awards, Sections

India Section Named 2021 AOAC Section of the Year

July 12, 2021

AOAC INTERNATIONAL is pleased to announce the AOAC India Section (AOACI) as the 2021 Section of the Year.  The award recognizes the India Section for its multiple activities, communication across […]

Lab Proficiency Testing

AOAC Resuming Salmonella in Liquid Egg PT Program (E01)

June 30, 2021

AOAC is resuming its Salmonella in Liquid Egg Proficiency Testing (PT) Program (E01). This qualitative program consists of five Salmonella in Liquid Egg samples and permits participating laboratories to report […]

Research Institute

Targeted Matrix Extension Program for Salmonella and STEC in Cannabis Methods

June 30, 2021

The AOAC Research Institute (AOAC RI) identified cannabis as a new and emerging matrix for Salmonella/STEC methods in an announcement in May 2021. The AOAC RI is now planning a Targeted Matrix Extension (TME) […]

OMA, Research Institute, Allergens

Call for Experts for Review of Gluten and Food Allergen Methods

June 23, 2021

AOAC INTERNATIONAL seeks volunteer subject matter experts (SMEs) in gluten and food allergen methodologies and validation to serve as volunteer experts and AOAC Research Institute (RI) expert reviewers in the […]

Biothreat Agents, Emerging Issues

Participate in New AOAC Stakeholder Program on Agent Detection Assays (SPADA) Working Groups

June 23, 2021

The AOAC Stakeholder Program on Agent Detection Assays (SPADA) is launching new work in the following areas: Detection capabilities using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Consensus standards for NGS biothreat agent […]

Research Institute, Cannabis

AOAC Announces Six Test Kits Approved for Enumeration of Yeast and Molds in Cannabis

June 4, 2021

Rockville, Maryland, June 4, 2021 – AOAC INTERNATIONAL announced today that six test kits for enumeration of yeasts and molds in dried cannabis flower [9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) >0.3%] were granted Performance […]

Analytical Methods Week, Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals, Food Authenticity & Fraud, Cannabis, Quantitative Microbiology, Research Institute

April 2021 Analytical Methods Week Approvals

May 8, 2021

During the latest Analytical Methods Week, April 26-May 4, 2021, there were a number of different approvals from Expert Review Panels (ERPs) and Working Groups (WG). APROVALS DURING ANALYTICAL METHODS […]

Governance and Policies, Sections

AOAC INTERNATIONAL Announces Collaboration Agreement with African Organisation for Standardisation

April 23, 2021

Rockville, Maryland, April 26, 2021 – AOAC INTERNATIONAL and the African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO) announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing a strategic partnership to […]

Governance and Policies, Sections

AOAC INTERNATIONAL Joins Forces with the African Organisation for Standardisation

April 23, 2021

By Phillip Okungu, ARSO INTERNATIONAL and the African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO) have announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing a strategic partnership to advance food safety […]

Midyear Meeting

AOAC INTERNATIONAL Board of Directors meeting maps goals for the coming year

March 25, 2021

AOAC’s 2021 Midyear Meeting had its traditional start on Monday, March 15, 2021 with a meeting of the Board of Directors. On the agenda were announcements, “State of the Association” […]

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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 […]