General

Dr. Katerina Mastovska Named AOAC INTERNATIONAL Deputy Executive Director and Chief Science Officer

January 23, 2023

Two Longtime Staff Members – Dawn L. Frazier and Deborah McKenzie – Receive Promotions FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rockville, Maryland, January 23, 2023 — AOAC INTERNATIONAL Executive Director David B. Schmidt […]

Cannabis, Lab Proficiency Testing

AOAC Cannabis/Hemp PT Statistics-Why Are We Different?

January 11, 2023

Many competitors’ Proficiency Testing (PT) programs use consensus-based statistics to establish assigned values, standard deviations, etc. and that may not be the best way to handle them, so AOAC has […]

General

Position Posting: Chief Innovation Officer (Business Development)

January 6, 2023

AOAC INTERNATIONAL is currently seeking a creative and energetic Chief Innovation Officer to inspire innovative programs and projects at AOAC INTERNATIONAL that increase revenue and organizational effectiveness. The Chief Innovation […]

Food General, General, Methods & Standards

Call for Volunteers: Heavy Metals

January 4, 2023

AOAC is seeking volunteer subject matter experts to serve on a newly established working group to review the applicability of current standard method performance requirements for heavy metals in foods […]

Food Colors, Contaminants

Call for Volunteers: Color Additives from Natural Sources

January 4, 2023

AOAC is seeking volunteer subject matter experts to serve on a newly established working group, composed of four contaminant-specific subgroups, to develop and adopt voluntary consensus standards for color additives […]

Cannabis, Food General

Voting Open for CASP SMPR

January 4, 2023

The AOAC CASP Chemistry Working Group recently completed its review, revision, and reconciliation of public comments of the SMPR for the Determination of Pesticides in Cannabis Containing Beverages; and is now open for […]

Research Institute

New Research Institute PTM certifications

December 8, 2022

New Performance Tested Method (PTM) Approvals The following test kits recently received AOAC Research Institute PTM certifications:

Biothreat Agents, Governance and Policies, Methods & Standards

Call for Consensus: SPADA Working Group II

December 8, 2022

DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 21, 2022The AOAC Stakeholder Program on Agent Detection Assays (SPADA) Working Group (WG) II, Developing NGS Standards for Biothreat Detection Methods, recently posted their document for public […]

Technical Divisions, Awards, Annual Meeting

TDRM Inés Cereijo Student Award Applications Now Open

November 29, 2022

Applications for the Inés Cereijo AOAC INTERNATIONAL TDRM Student Award are now available. This award from the Technical Division on Reference Materials (TDRM) supports students in promoting awareness of the […]

Analytical Methods Week, Microbiology, Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals, Governance and Policies, Agricultural Materials, Methods & Standards

Analytical Methods Week Schedule: November 28-December 2, 2022

November 28, 2022

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 […]

Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals, Food General, Methods & Standards

Call for Methods: Determination of Fatty Acids

November 10, 2022

DEADLINE:  CLOSED AOAC Official Methods of Analysis℠ (OMA) Program Determination of Fatty Acids which are esterified at the SN-2 position (beta) of the triacylglycerol molecules in infant formula, adult/pediatric formula and […]

Food General, Contaminants, Methods & Standards, Emerging Issues

Call for Volunteers: Working Group for PFAS in Foods

November 10, 2022

AOAC is seeking volunteer subject matter experts to serve on a newly established working group to develop a voluntary consensus standard(s) for a targeted list of PFAS compounds in selected […]

Drinking Water, Methods & Standards

Call for Laboratories

November 9, 2022

AOAC is announcing a Call for Laboratories to complete a multi-laboratory validation study of AOAC 2021.04, Measurement of Water Activity in the Presence of High Volatile Concentrations Using a Tunable […]

Cannabis, Lab Proficiency Testing

Cannabis PT Samples Can Now Be Shipped to Canada

November 9, 2022

AOAC can now provide > 0.3% (low, med, high THC) Cannabis PT samples to Canada. This means AOAC can now ship both hemp and cannabis PT samples to Canada. To learn more […]

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    Methods & Standards, Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals

    Call for Public Comment – MFGM SMPR®

    May 24, 2024

    The Stakeholder Panel on Infant Formula and Adult Nutrition (SPIFAN) Working Group recently completed its Standard Method Performance Requirement® (SMPR®) for Determination of Milk Fat Globule Membrane (MFGM) Proteins in […]

    Annual Meeting, Chemistry, Methods & Standards, Research Institute, Microbiology

    New Training Courses at Annual Meeting

    May 24, 2024

    Three training courses will be held in person at the AOAC 2024 Annual Meeting in Baltimore. Performance Tested Methods and Official Methods of Analysis Technical Requirements will be held on […]

    Publications, Food Authenticity & Fraud, Contaminants, Microbiology, Allergens, Food General, Journal of AOAC, Methods & Standards

    Latest Issue of the JAOAC

    May 24, 2024

    The May-June 2024 issue, Volume 107 Issue 3, of the Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL has been released. The latest issue contains research and review articles on Drug Formulations; Food Authenticity/Food […]

    Microbiology, Methods & Standards

    Metagenomics Working Group: Volunteers Needed (EXTENDED)

    May 24, 2024

    AOAC will launch the development of three agnostic voluntary consensus standards (including standard method performance requirements) for metagenomic sequencing methodology. The standards will be the metagenomic counterpart to the amplicon […]