Research Institute

AOAC INTERNATIONAL Certifies Three Test Kits for Detecting Novel Coronavirus on Surfaces

December 17, 2020

Accelerated scientific program speeds availability of validated test kits needed in manufacturing and other situations where maintaining surfaces free of coronavirus is a public health concern Rockville, Maryland, December 18, […]

Membership

More than 500 new members from 48 countries joined AOAC in 2020

December 17, 2020

Members are the heart of AOAC INTERNATIONAL, so it is gratifying that our 2020 end of year review revealed that the organization gained nearly 10 percent more new members than […]

Analytical Methods Week

Report Out: Analytical Methods Week, December 14-18, 2020

December 10, 2020

This blog will be updated morning and afternoon with results from the meetings throughout Analytical Methods Week. NOTE: the most recent updates are posted at the top of the page. […]

Governance and Policies

AOAC tightens workplace policies in response to spike in COVID-19 cases

November 18, 2020

November 18, 2020 – As the number of COVID-19 cases rises globally and in the State of Maryland, where AOAC is headquartered, AOAC is taking a “safety first” approach by […]

Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals, International Methods, Sections, Methods & Standards

China Section Meeting hosts working group meeting for joint GB-AOAC standard development

November 18, 2020

Chinese and international scientists from government, academia and industry gathered October 26-28, 2020 at the Forum of Food Analytical Science and Standards 2020, the AOAC China Section Meeting in Shanghai, […]

Awards

Celebrate excellence – Nominate a colleague for the Harvey Wiley Award or the AOAC Fellows

October 22, 2020

Call for Nominations AOAC INTERNATIONAL is seeking nominations for the Harvey W. Wiley Award and for Fellows of AOAC. Learn more about AOAC Awards > The Harvey W. Wiley Award is […]

Analytical Methods Week, Methods & Standards

Report Out: Analytical Methods Week, October 19-23, 2020

October 19, 2020

This blog was updated every evening with results from the meetings throughout Analytical Methods Week. NOTE: the most recent updates are posted at the top of the page.

Membership

Remembering AOAC INTERNATIONAL Past President Russ Flowers

September 30, 2020

On September 24, 2020, the analytical science community lost a brilliant scientist and a friend with the passing of Dr. Russell D. Flowers. Dr. Flowers contributed innumerable volunteer hours and […]

Annual Meeting

Closing Remarks from AOAC INTERNATIONAL President Erin Crowley

September 30, 2020

New AOAC INTERNATIONAL President Erin Crowley closed out the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting with a look back at the challenges and successes of the meeting, and a look forward into […]

Annual Meeting

Key Takeaways from the AOAC 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting: A Q&A

September 30, 2020

Spectrum talked with a leading AOAC member and AOAC’s Science Team senior managers to learn how this Annual Meeting advanced analytical science. Melissa Phillips is a Research Chemist at National […]

Cannabis, Research Institute

AOAC INTERNATIONAL activates accelerated program to evaluate test kits that measure yeast and mold in cannabis

September 28, 2020

ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND, USA, September 28, 2020 —AOAC INTERNATIONAL has launched a new project to develop technical requirements, evaluate, and certify the performance of test kits that enumerate total yeast and […]

Cannabis, Governance and Policies

AOAC INTERNATIONAL and the HEMP and CANNABINOID SCIENCE INSTITUTE Announce Cooperative Agreement

September 28, 2020

Collaboration will develop trusted scientific standards and resources for hemp producers, food processors and regulators AOAC INTERNATIONAL and the Hemp and Cannabinoid Science Institute (HCSI) have entered into a cooperative […]

Awards

2020 AOAC Poster Contest winners announced

September 23, 2020

Five scientists, one a college student, were selected by the AOAC Technical Programming Council judging panel as winners of the contest for first-time AOAC poster presenters. Posters were evaluated based […]

Governance and Policies

New Board of Directors elected for 2020-2021

September 14, 2020

Kicking off the second week of the AOAC Virtual Meeting, AOAC President Henry Chin announced the composition of the incoming 2020/2021 AOAC INTERNATIONAL Board of Directors. Board of Directors Erin […]

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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 […]