Research Institute

New AOAC Research Institute Certified Methods

August 18, 2023

The following methods recently received AOAC Research Institute PTM certifications: • PTM 082301 Clear Scientific Solutions, Clear Micro SalSTEC Mplex

Lab Proficiency Testing, Contaminants, Food General

Now Available-Lactic Acid Bacteria Proficiency Testing

August 17, 2023

In response to participant feedback, AOAC has added Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) to its M02 Pathogen-free Proficiency Testing Program. For labs that do not routinely test for pathogens, AOAC offers […]

Cannabis, Methods & Standards, Microbiology

AOAC CANNRA Training Course

August 16, 2023

AOAC INTERNATIONAL hosted a training course, exclusively for Cannabis Regulators Association (CANNRA) members, on August 8 and August 9, 2023. Dr. Sharon Brunelle, AOAC Technical Consultant, and Allison Baker, Coordinator […]

Research Institute, Food General

Position Posting: Senior Director, AOAC INTERNATIONAL Research Institute

August 3, 2023

AOAC INTERNATIONAL is currently seeking a dynamic Senior Director to lead the Research Institute of AOAC INTERNATIONAL. The AOAC Research Institute (AOAC RI) is a key division of AOAC INTERNATIONAL […]

Analytical Methods Week, Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals

Analytical Methods Week (AMW) Summer Session Wrap-Up – Method Approvals

August 2, 2023

On Tuesday, July 25, the AOAC SPIFAN Expert Review Panel (ERP) met to review methods submitted into the process.  Four (4) methods were received for review which resulted in three […]

Food Colors, Agricultural Materials, Methods & Standards

Call for Consensus: Draft SMPR for Selected Residual Solvents in Color Additives from Crop Based Sources

August 2, 2023

The AOAC Color Additives from Natural Sources – Residual Solvents Subgroup recently completed its review and revision of the SMPR for Selected Residual Solvents in Color Additives from Crop Based Sources; […]

Methods & Standards, Contaminants, Food General

Call for Consensus: Draft SMPR for Determination of Trace Elemental Contaminants in Food and Beverages

August 2, 2023

The AOAC Heavy Metals Working Group recently completed its review, revision, and reconciliation of public comments of the SMPR for the Determination of Trace Elemental Contaminants in Food and Beverages; and is […]

General

Scott Coates to Retire

July 27, 2023

Scott Coates, Senior Director for the AOAC Research Institute, has announced plans to retire at the end of 2023. Coates started his career at AOAC in 1992, as a manager […]

Allergens

Call for Consensus: Gluten Qualitative Validation Guidance

July 27, 2023

CALL FOR CONSENSUS DEADLINE: Tuesday, August 8, 2023 The AOAC Gluten & Food Allergens (GFA) Program recently posted its guidance document for public comment. The comments received along with the responses […]

Technical Divisions

TDRM Elections Have Begun

July 7, 2023

If you are a standing member of AOAC and TDRM you are eligible to vote in this year’s election for the executive committee, please reach out to [email protected] or Constance […]

Analytical Methods Week, Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals

SPIFAN Methods for Review for AMW

July 21, 2023

The following methods have been submitted for review for Analytical Methods Week for the Stakeholder Program on Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals (SPIFAN) on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at 2:00 […]

Contaminants, Food General, Methods & Standards

Call for Public Comment: PFAS

July 19, 2023

The AOAC PFAS Working Group recently completed its review and revision of the SMPR for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in produce, beverages, dairy products, eggs, seafood, meat products, and […]

Allergens, Annual Meeting

Gluten and Food Allergens at the AOAC Annual Meeting

July 19, 2023

Do you want to discuss re-engaging the AOAC community and the latest on the AOAC Gluten and Food Allergens (GFA) Program? Register for the AOAC Annual Meeting & Exposition and […]

Biothreat Agents, Methods & Standards, Publications, Journal of AOAC

AOAC Publishes First Amplicon Sequencing Minimum Reporting Guidelines

July 12, 2023

Be sure to check out the Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL for publication of the first amplicon sequencing minimum reporting guidance document that also provides methods for end users to evaluate […]

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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 […]