Lab Proficiency Testing

Proficiency Testing Division Gets an Intern

June 22, 2023

The Proficiency Testing division recently brought on an aspiring scientist to assist the staff and gain an understanding of the applied science that AOAC is involved in. Sam Scovitch is […]

Quantitative Microbiology, Annual Meeting

AOAC Micro Community Newsletter and Micro Community Survey!

June 22, 2023

AOAC INTERNATIONAL will be publishing a quarterly newsletter focused on all things microbiology – from AOAC working groups, new program and project initiatives, member spotlights, current events, and more. The […]

Membership

Melissa Phillips Writes NIST Blog

June 15, 2023

AOAC member Melissa Phillips of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) shared a blog about the work she does to keep food safe. https://www.nist.gov/blogs/taking-measure/organic-vegetarian-or-carnivore-whatever-you-eat-my-lab-working-keep-it-safe #foodsafety

Food Authenticity & Fraud, Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals, International Methods, Methods & Standards

Three AOAC Official Methods Endorsed by the Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling (CCMAS)

June 15, 2023

The 42nd session of the FAO World Health Organization CCMAS has endorsed three AOAC Official Methods of Analysis (SPIFAN methods for total amino acids, tryptophan, and vitamin B12 in infant […]

Lab Proficiency Testing

Listeria Environmental Swab PT-Added to Scope of Accreditation

June 14, 2023

The Proficiency Testing division continues to develop new programs based on participant feedback or regulatory requirements.  The Listeria Environmental Swab (LS01) Proficiency Testing program was developed based on the additional […]

Food Colors, Contaminants, Methods & Standards

Call for Comments: Residual Solvents (Color Additives from Natural Sources)

June 14, 2023

DEADLINE: Friday, July 28, 2023 The AOAC Residual Solvents Subgroup within the Color Additives from Natural Colors Working Group recently completed its review and revision of the SMPR for Selected Residual […]

Analytical Methods Week

Analytical Methods Week Schedule: July 24-28, 2023

June 14, 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. […]

Dietary Supplements, Methods & Standards

Speeding Along, PAs SMPR Out for Working Group Comment

June 12, 2023

A big thank you to our co-chairs, Dr. Anja These (BfR) and Dr. Lukas Vaclavik (Eurofins), and the working group for all the effort put forth on the draft. Another […]

Contaminants, Food General, Methods & Standards

PFAS SMPR in the Home Stretch

June 12, 2023

A huge thank you to the PFAS working group and chair, Dr. Susan Genualdi (FDA), for all the hard work and contributions putting together drafting a SMPR for Select Food […]

Contaminants, Food General, Methods & Standards, New Initiatives

Call for Comments: Heavy Metals

June 7, 2023

DEADLINE: July 7, 2023 The AOAC Heavy Metals Working Group recently completed its review and revision of the SMPR for the Determination of Trace Elemental Contaminants in Food and Beverages and […]

Annual Meeting

Call for Judges for First Timer Poster Contest  

June 6, 2023

AOAC is seeking volunteers to judge First Timer Poster Presentations at the Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Judges must be in person at the Annual Meeting and available to make […]

Cannabis, Lab Proficiency Testing

Ahead of the Times…. 

June 6, 2023

AOAC and its test material provider Signature Science LLC are sending the first > 0.3% THC Cannabis samples for Proficiency Testing to laboratories. Samples were shipped Monday, June 5. Participating laboratories […]

Allergens, Methods & Standards

Calls for Working Group Members – GFA 

June 6, 2023

AOAC is continuing the call for experts/volunteers to participate in the Gluten & Food Allergens Program. The Gluten Working Group is initiating the development of a Qualitative Validation Guidance document, […]

Methods & Standards, Biothreat Agents

Call for Volunteers – SPADA

June 6, 2023

AOAC’s Stakeholder Program on Agent Detection Assays (SPADA) is focused on developing the biothreat agent detection standards needed by government agencies and first response bodies. Are you interested in contributing […]

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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 – 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 […]