Methods & Standards

Metagenomics Working Group: Volunteers Needed

March 22, 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 […]

Contaminants, Drinking Water, Methods & Standards, Microbiology

Legionella in Water WG: Volunteers Needed

March 22, 2024

AOAC will launch the development of a voluntary consensus standard for Legionella in water (potable and nonpotable), including the detection, identification, and enumeration, involving discussion of qualitative and quantitative method […]

Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals

Upcoming SPIFAN Nutrients ERP Meeting and Method Submission Deadline

March 22, 2024

An Expert Review Panel Meeting for SPIFAN methods is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22. Please submit any methods you would like reviewed by the SPIFAN ERP. Some known method needs […]

Methods & Standards, Food General, Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals, Dietary Supplements, Protein

AOAC Webinar on Whey Protein Hydrolysates Characterization: A Pathway Forward

March 22, 2024

Join us on Wednesday, April 17, 10:00 AM ET, for an informative webinar featuring Professor Seamus O’Mahony from the University College Cork, Ireland, who will review the analytical method needs […]

Journal of AOAC, Publications, Contaminants

Recently Added Open-Access Article JAOAC

March 19, 2024

The Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL recently added this open-access article: “Effect of selective enrichment storage temperature and duration time on the detection of Salmonella in food” by Lijun Hu and […]

Biothreat Agents, Methods & Standards

Call for Consensus – DEADLINE EXTENDED

March 14, 2024

The deadline for submitting your vote to demonstrate consensus on the following draft standard has been extended. The draft standard is entitled “Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPRs®) Detection of Multiple […]

Dietary Supplements, Methods & Standards

Call for Experts Folic Acid – Dietary Supplements

March 14, 2024

AOAC is recruiting subject matter expert volunteers for its Expert Review Panel (ERP) for review of methods for the determination/quantitation of folic acid in all forms of dietary supplements intended […]

Food General, International Methods, Methods & Standards, Microbiology

Upcoming ERP Meetings and Submission Deadlines

March 14, 2024

Expert Review Panel Meetings for Microbiology Methods for Food and Environmental Surfaces Meeting Date Method Submission Deadline Tuesday, April 16 Friday, March 22 Tuesday, July 23 Tuesday, June 11 Tuesday, […]

Methods & Standards


March 13, 2024

The method submission for consideration and possible evaluation through the AOAC Official MethodsSM program for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in select foods, and for pyrrolizidine alkaloids in select botanical […]

Cannabis, Dietary Supplements, Food General, Publications

Revised AOAC Laboratory Guidelines Published

March 13, 2024

AOAC INTERNATIONAL is pleased to announce the publication of the new Guidelines for Laboratories Performing Microbiological and Chemical Analyses of Food, Dietary Supplements, Pharmaceuticals, and Cannabis revised by the Analytical […]

Annual Meeting, Awards

Call For Judges for Student Scholarship Awards

March 13, 2024

AOAC is looking for volunteers from government, academia, and the private sector with advanced research degrees in food science, microbiology, chemistry, and molecular biology to serve as judges for the […]

Journal of AOAC, Dietary Supplements, International Methods, Methods & Standards, Publications

Call for Authors for a Special Edition

March 13, 2024

The Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL is issuing a Call for Authors for a Special Edition on the “Advances in Non-targeted/targeted Methods for Quality Assurance of Food and Botanical Dietary Supplements” […]


Briana Hall Joins AOAC Staff

March 13, 2024

Briana Hall will serve as Coordinator of Science Programs. She comes to the organization with a background in project management and strategic account management from Quantis, a BCG Company, and […]

Annual Meeting, Governance and Policies

Nominate a Member for the AOAC Board of Directors

March 7, 2024

Deadline: April 12, 2024 AOAC is seeking potential nominees to serve on the AOAC INTERNATIONAL Board of Directors for the following positions: President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and Director (2). Please use this form to recommend individuals […]

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    Publications, Membership

    March/April ILM Now Available

    May 23, 2024

    The March/April issue of Inside Laboratory Management (ILM) is now available online. Members of AOAC INTERNATIONAL get exclusive access to this content which includes highlights of the 2024 Midyear Meeting. […]

    Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals, Methods & Standards

    Join the SPIFAN Nutrient ERP Meeting

    May 22, 2024

    The SPIFAN Nutrient ERP meeting will take place on Thursday, June 20, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM ET where new methods, modifications and final action methods will be reviewed and […]

    Contaminants, Methods & Standards, Agricultural Materials

    Color Additives from Natural Sources Call for Methods: DEADLINE EXTENDED

    May 15, 2024

    The method submission for consideration and possible evaluation through the AOAC Official MethodsSM program for selected residual solvents from crop-based sources and selected pesticides in natural color additives manufactured from […]

    Contaminants, Food General, Methods & Standards, Current

    Call for Methods: Trace Elemental Contaminants in Foods and Beverages

    May 15, 2024

    AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) invites method developers to submit methods for First Action consideration and possible evaluation through the AOAC Official MethodsSM program. Prospective methods must utilize inductively coupled plasma-based mass […]