Methods & Standards

Scientists approve new test for measuring flavanols and procyanidins in cocoa and chocolate products

August 18, 2020

Revised and expanded analytical test adopted as new Official Method of Analysis by AOAC INTERNATIONAL food science experts Rockville, Maryland, August 18, 2020 – AOAC INTERNATIONAL today announced the approval […]


Five outstanding young researchers win AOAC Analytical Science Student Award

August 4, 2020

AOAC INTERNATIONAL, Eurofins Foundation award recognizes up and coming scientists for their innovative work in life science testing ROCKVILLE, MD USA, August 5, 2020—AOAC INTERNATIONAL today announced the winners of […]

Governance and policies

AOAC signs Memorandum of Understanding with ILSI North America

July 24, 2020

On July 15, 2020, AOAC INTERNATIONAL entered into a cooperative agreement with International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) North America, the largest of 15 global ILSI entities. ILSI North America brings […]

Methods & Standards, Analytical Methods Week

Analytical Methods Week dates for the second half of 2020

July 24, 2020

AOAC is announcing the dates for upcoming AOAC Analytical Method Week meetings in 2020.  These dates are set aside for virtual expert review panel (ERP) meetings for the review of […]

Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals

Call for Methods: Determination of Carotenoids (alpha-carotene & lutein), Fluoride, GOS, Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMO – 2’-FL & LNnT), and Lactoferrin

July 24, 2020

CLOSED. Objective AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) invites method developers to submit methods for consideration and possible evaluation through the AOAC Official MethodsSMprogram. Prospective methods must be able to determine Carotenoids (alpha-carotene […]

RI Test Kit Certification

AOAC INTERNATIONAL Now Accepting Applications for Emergency Response Validation of Novel Coronavirus Test Kits

July 24, 2020

Accelerated program will evaluate and certify the performance of test kits that detect SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of COVID-19 illness, on environmental surfaces ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND, USA, July 24, 2020 —AOAC […]

Governance and policies, Membership

Major Upgrade to AOAC Member Portal

July 10, 2020

UPDATED July 20, 2020 We have recently upgraded our online Member Portal to bring you the most up-to-date technology in the safest, most secure environment. The modernized Portal should streamline […]


Call for Methods: Detection of Salmonella species in Cannabis and Cannabis Products

July 9, 2020

NO DEADLINE Objective AOAC INTERNATIONAL invites method authors and developers to submit relevant methods that may meet the Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPR®) for Detection of Salmonella in Cannabis and […]


Official Methods of Analysis celebrates 100 years

June 24, 2020

This year marks a full century of publication for AOAC’s gold-standard compendium of methods, the Official Methods of AnalysisSM (OMA). Since its launch in 1920, the publication affectionately known as […]

Governance and policies, Membership

2020 Organizational Election

June 23, 2020

AOAC members will soon have the opportunity to advance AOAC’s mission by voting in the 2020 organizational election. The vote will be held online between July 16 and August 13, […]

RI Test Kit Certification

AOAC to Implement In Silico Analysis in Evaluation of Coronavirus Test Kits

June 23, 2020

AOAC INTERNATIONAL is breaking new ground in method validation by implementing in silico analysis in its recently-launched project to evaluate and certify the performance of test kits that detect the […]

Methods & Standards, Analytical Methods Week

LIVE: Analytical Methods Week June 22-26, 2020

June 22, 2020

We’ll be reporting out on news from the second AOAC INTERNATIONAL Analytical Methods Week of 2020 in this live blog. See the Schedule of Meetings – and don’t forget to […]

Analytical Methods Week, Methods & Standards

June 22-26, 2020 Analytical Methods Week Activities

June 19, 2020

AOAC is holding its second 2020 Analytical Methods Week activities the week of June 22-26, 2020. Featuring virtual expert review panel (ERP) meetings, Analytical Methods Week consolidates and streamlines ongoing […]

Quantitative Microbiology, Methods & Standards

Vote on SMPR for Quantitative Microbiology Methods for Foods & Environmental Surfaces

June 19, 2020

DEADLINE: July 31, 2020. Voting on the AOAC Quantitative Microbiology Methods for Foods & Environmental Surfaces Standard Method Performance Requirement (SMPR®) is now open. Click here to review and vote for […]

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