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Call for Consensus: Draft Guidance on Food Allergen Immunoassay Validation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GFA Food Allergens program has completed its final review, revision, and reconciliation of public comments from the Draft Guidance on Food Allergen Immunoassay Validation document.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


Call for Volunteers: AOAC Membership Committee

December 4, 2023

The AOAC Committee on Membership is currently seeking active volunteers to fill the following vacant positions: The Membership Committee is responsible for reviewing policies and procedures on all types of […]


Nominations Open for AOAC Student Awards

November 29, 2023

Nominations are open for three student awards to be given at the 2024 Annual Meeting – the AOAC INTERNATIONAL/Eurofins Foundation “Testing for Life” Student Award, the AOAC INTERNATIONAL/Herbalife Scholarship, and […]

Food General

Call for Volunteers: Ethylene Oxide Working Group

November 29, 2023

AOAC is seeking volunteer subject matter experts to serve on a newly established working group to develop a voluntary consensus standard for ethylene oxide residues (ethylene oxide and 2-chloroethanol) in […]

Contaminants, Food General, Food Authenticity & Fraud, Journal of AOAC, Publications, Quantitative Microbiology

Latest Issue of the JAOAC

November 17, 2023

The November-December 2023 issue, Volume 106 Issue 6, of the Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL has been released. The latest issue contains research and review articles on Drug Formulations; Food Authenticity/Food […]

Cannabis, Methods & Standards, OMA

Call for Public Comment: CASP – Listeria SMPR®

November 17, 2023

The AOAC Cannabis Analytical Science Program (CASP) Working Group recently completed its Standard Method Performance Requirement® (SMPR®) for Detection and/or Enumeration of Listeria monocytogenes in Cannabis Infused Edibles and is […]

Quantitative Microbiology, Journal of AOAC, Methods & Standards, Publications

Publish Microbiological Methods Papers in JAOAC

November 8, 2023

Did you know that the Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL publishes papers on Microbiological Methods? This section includes methods for identification and detection (qualitative and quantitative) of the pathogenic, indicator and […]


Position Posting: Coordinator / Manager, AOAC Science Programs

November 8, 2023

AOAC INTERNATIONAL is currently seeking an energetic, outgoing Coordinator or Manager of AOAC INTERNATIONAL Science Programs to oversee, implement, monitor, and facilitate the full lifecycle of assigned programs and projects. […]

Analytical Methods Week, Methods & Standards, Quantitative Microbiology, Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals

Analytical Methods Week Schedule: Nov. 13-17, 2023

November 2, 2023

Analytical Methods Week, run by AOAC INTERNATIONAL’s Official Methods Program, is a series of virtual Expert Review Panel (ERP) meetings, allowing method developers and experts to come together and advance analytical science. […]

Food Colors, Agricultural Materials, Methods & Standards

Call for Public Comment: Pesticides in Color Additives

November 2, 2023

The AOAC Natural Colors Working Group recently completed its review and revision of the SMPR® for Selected Pesticides in Color Additives from Crop Based Sources and is now accepting public […]

Food General, Methods & Standards, Dietary Supplements

Accepted: SMPR® for PAs

November 2, 2023

The Standard Method Performance Requirements® (SMPRs®) for Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids (PAs) in Teas, Herbal Infusions, Dried Herbs, Seed Spices, Honey, Botanical Dietary Supplements and Ingredients has been accepted and assigned SMPR […]

Contaminants, Methods & Standards

Accepted: SMPR® for PFAS

November 2, 2023

The Standard Method Performance Requirements® (SMPRs®) for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in produce, beverages, dairy products, eggs, seafood, meat products, and feed has been accepted and assigned SMPR® number […]

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    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 –

    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 […]