Allergens

Report out from the Working Group on Allergens

March 27, 2020

On March 11, 2020, Samuel Godefroy of Universite Laval, co-chair of the Working Group on Allergens with Jupiter Yeung of Nestle, led a two-hour update on the current status of […]

Biothreat Agents

SPADA meeting highlights achievements and looks to future

March 27, 2020

Recapping a successful year, speakers at the Stakeholder Program on Agent Detection Assays (SPADA) session at the AOAC INTERNATIONAL Midyear Meeting highlighted the achievements of the several working groups, including […]

Food Authenticity & Fraud

Whole genome sequencing and genetic identification testing: Promising tools for botanicals authentication

March 27, 2020

The use of herbal supplements has increased dramatically. But as sales and usage have increased, so too have questions concerning the authenticity and quality of ingredients. Economically motivated adulteration, quality, […]

Midyear Meeting, Quantitative Microbiology

Microbiology: New SMPR and two new Methods approved at 2020 Midyear Meeting

March 27, 2020

During the AOAC INTERNATIONAL 2020 Midyear Meeting, the Working Group on Quantitative Microbiology Method Validation Acceptance Criteria, chaired by Patrick Bird of PMB BioTek Consulting, finalized a Standard Method Performance […]

International Methods

AOAC launches Analytical International Methods and Standards (AIMS) Program

March 27, 2020

AOAC INTERNATIONAL’s 2020 Midyear Meeting saw the launch of a new scientific program, the Analytical International Methods and Standards (AIMS) Program, whose objective is to address emerging issues and opportunities […]

Emerging Issues

Five key Takeaways from the Midyear Meeting 2020 Analytical Solutions Forum

March 27, 2020

In a full-day program held at the 2020 Midyear Meeting, AOAC INTERNATIONAL’s Analytical Solutions Forum (ASF) highlighted the comprehensive and integrated nature of AOAC’s science activities. Beyond standards and method […]

Food Authenticity & Fraud, Midyear Meeting

A year of analytical thinking: Six Food Authenticity & Fraud Program SMPRs ready for public comment

March 27, 2020

UPDATE – May 13, 2020: The six SMPRs have been finalized and are going out to the analytical community for a ballot. See the draft SMPR final versions > Vote […]

Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals, Midyear Meeting

SPIFAN scientists advance three SMPRs and review OMA Methods for six key nutrients

March 27, 2020

In the 21st meeting of the Stakeholder Program for Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals (SPIFAN) on March 12, stakeholders advanced three new Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPRs) as written. The […]

Midyear Meeting

Highlights of the AOAC INTERNATIONAL 2020 Midyear Meeting

March 27, 2020

The 2020 Midyear Meeting overcame unexpected challenges to successfully advance the dialogue and science around emerging issues, food authenticity, cannabis testing, vaping, and more.  Thirteen new Standard Method Performance Requirements […]

Cannabis, Midyear Meeting

Cannabis programming at the AOAC Midyear Meeting: Farm Bill, SMPRs, and Training & Education

March 27, 2020

Cannabis programming at the Midyear Meeting covered a lot of ground, with a presentation on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Domestic Hemp Program, followed by votes on Standard Method […]

Cannabis

Audiocast: An expert discussion on vaping

March 20, 2020

Cutting through the haze of vaping: A Town Hall discussion 2020 AOAC INTERNATIONAL Midyear Meeting, March 9-13, 2020 Despite their ever-growing acceptance, relatively little work has been done to characterize […]

Cannabis

Call for Methods: Methods for Quantitation of Cannabinoids in Edible Chocolate

March 11, 2020

AOAC INTERNATIONAL invites method authors and developers to submit relevant methods that may meet the AOAC Standard Method Performance Requirements® (SMPR®) for the Quantitation of Cannabinoids in Edible Chocolate (AOAC […]

Lab Proficiency Testing

AOAC Proficiency Testing Scope Expands

March 10, 2020

New accreditation includes 20 new vitamins and minerals in infant formula and pH in meat and cheese ROCKVILLE, MD USA, March 10, 2020—At its annual Midyear Meeting, AOAC INTERNATIONAL announced […]

Rosins

Call for Volunteers for the AOAC Working Group on Rosins

February 26, 2020

AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) is launching a working group on rosins to develop analytical standard method performance requirements (SMPR®) during the AOAC Midyear Meeting. AOAC is actively recruiting international volunteers with […]

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