Analytical Methods Week, Methods & Standards

April 2020 Analytical Methods Week activities

April 8, 2020

AOAC will hold its twice-yearly Analytical Methods Week activities the weeks of April 20-24, 2020 and June 22-26, 2020. Featuring virtual expert review panel (ERP) meetings, Analytical Methods Week consolidates […]

Governance and policies, Membership

In Memorium: Patrice Arbault, AOAC INTERNATIONAL Member of the Board

March 27, 2020

AOAC INTERNATIONAL staff and members are remembering the life of Patrice Arbault, a highly respected analytical scientist whose contribution to AOAC spanned many roles and lasted more than a decade. […]

Sections

Challenges, Opportunities, and a “Roadmap to the Future” – AOAC India Section Meeting

March 27, 2020

In late February, AOAC’s India Section held their 7th Annual conference on building capacity and collaborative leadership to ensure safe and nutritious food. More than 300 leading specialists from across […]

Governance and policies, Membership, International Methods

AOAC Global Council kicks off at 2020 Midyear Meeting

March 27, 2020

At the 2020 Midyear Meeting, AOAC INTERNATIONAL President Henry Chin presided as the AOAC Global Council held its first in-person meeting, including Ambassador-level members Abbott Nutrition, Eurofins, Herbalife Nutrition, and […]

Emerging Issues, Rosins, New initiatives

Working Group on Rosins takes shape

March 27, 2020

With wood rosins growing in use in the food supply chain, the lack of standards emerged as an area of concern in the 2019 Analytical Solutions Forum. Six months later, […]

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, Methods & Standards

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, Methods & Standards

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 […]

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