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 […]

Cannabis, Research Institute, Microbiology

Call for Volunteer Experts: Microbiology Contaminants in Cannabis Methods

February 15, 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 […]

Methods & Standards, Microbiology

Call for Comments: Cyclospora

February 14, 2024

The AOAC Analytical International Methods and Standards (AIMS) program Cyclospora Working Group completed its first draft of Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPRs®) for Detection, Identification, and Characterization of Cyclospora cayetanensis […]


Call For Nominations 2024 AOAC Section of the Year Award 

February 14, 2024

This award provides a means for recognizing the role a Section plays in advancing analytical excellence in the areas of food safety, food integrity, and public health by bringing together […]

Cannabis, Lab Proficiency Testing

Now Accredited-Cannabis and Hemp Dried Flower PT

February 8, 2024

The AOAC Proficiency Testing Programs offered in both Cannabis and Hemp dried flower/biomass matrices have been added to the program’s Scope of Accreditation by A2LA. These programs provide ready to analyze […]

Annual Meeting

Call for Scientific Sessions Now Open

January 31, 2024

The AOAC INTERNATIONAL Technical Programming Council (TPC) invites AOAC members and other interested individuals to submit scientific session proposals to be offered at the 138th Annual Meeting & Exposition in […]

Cannabis, Contaminants, Lab Proficiency Testing, Microbiology

First Cannabis and Hemp Oil PT Program

January 31, 2024

On January 29, AOAC sent the first Oil proficiency testing samples in a Cannabis >0.3%THC and Hemp <0.3% THC Oil matrices for a pilot round. Like all AOAC PT programs, […]

Methods & Standards

Call for Consensus on AOAC Draft SMPR

January 24, 2024

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Friday, March 29, 2024 The draft Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPRs®) for Amplicon Sequencing was posted for public comment for 45 days. No comments were received on the draft […]

Awards, Annual Meeting

Deadline 1/31 to Nominate for Wiley Award

January 23, 2024

Nominate your colleagues and esteemed members for the Harvey W. Wiley Award, AOAC INTERNATIONAL’s most prestigious scientific award. The deadline is Wednesday, January 31. Michelangelo Anastassiades, winner of the 2023 […]

Allergens, Cannabis, Midyear Meeting, Methods & Standards

New Training Courses at Midyear Meeting

January 23, 2024

Three training courses will be held in person at the AOAC 2024 Midyear Meeting at the Gaithersburg DoubleTree. 2024 AOAC Accreditation Guidelines for Laboratories (ALACC) – Chemistry & Microbiology will […]

Publications, Journal of AOAC

Log in to Scholar One with your Web of Science (WoS) login

January 16, 2024

NEW! Log in to Scholar One with your Web of Science (WoS) login credentials to any Scholar One journal, such as the Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL. With the launch of […]

Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals

Call for Collaborative Study Participants: MCPD and Glycidyl Esters

January 11, 2024

Additional participants are needed for a collaborative (multi-laboratory validation) study of the AOAC 2018.03 First Action method for the determination of 2- and 3-MCPD, 2- and 3-MCPD esters and glycidyl […]

General, Midyear Meeting

Denise Eblen of USDA/FSIS to Keynote Midyear Meeting

January 10, 2024

Denise R. Eblen, PhD, Assistant Administrator with the Office of Public Health Science, Food Safety and Inspection Service, at the United States Department of Agriculture, will speak on “Perspectives and […]

Research Institute, General, Membership

Brad Stawick Named AOAC INTERNATIONAL Research Institute Senior Director

January 9, 2024

The AOAC leader has extensive experience in the testing industry Rockville, Maryland, January 9, 2024 — AOAC INTERNATIONAL Deputy Executive Director & Chief Science Officer Katerina Mastovska, PhD, announced today […]

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    Annual Meeting

    Airfare Discounts on United for Meeting

    June 14, 2024

    United Airlines is offering discounts on select flights to/from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) for attendees of the AOAC Annual Meeting. Visit the Hotel and Travel page for details.


    FDA/USDA Plenary at Annual Meeting to Focus on Analytical Methods in Regulation

    June 14, 2024

    The 2024 AOAC INTERNATIONAL Annual Meeting & Exposition, August 23 – 28, 2024, in Baltimore, Maryland, will feature a special plenary panel on Monday, August 26 with Denise Eblen, PhD, […]

    Food General

    Call for Experts: Fat Testing

    June 13, 2024

    AOAC is recruiting subject matter expert volunteers for a new Expert Review Panel (ERP) for review of fat testing methods including crude or total fat methods for food matrices. The […]

    Food General, Protein

    Call for Novel Foods Amino Acids Working Group

    June 13, 2024

    AOAC anticipates the formation of a working group to create a method performance standard for amino acid content (and/or total protein content) for matrices such as novel foods and ingredients. […]