Food General

AOAC Virtual Session on Bioassays

December 15, 2023

The AOAC Europe section is organizing a virtual session on “Best Practices for Bioassay Testing of Food and other Complex Mixtures,” which will provide the main outcomes of a recent […]

Contaminants, Dietary Supplements, Food General, Methods & Standards

Ethylene Oxide Working Group Launch Scheduled

December 15, 2023

AOAC will begin development of standards at a meeting on Tuesday, January 9 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST for ethylene oxide and its marker residue 2-chloroethanol in oil […]

Biothreat Agents

Call for Public Comment Extended: SPADA – Amplicon Sequencing SMPR

December 15, 2023

The AOAC Stakeholder Program on Agent Detection Assays (SPADA) Working Group on Biothreat Method Detection recently completed the draft SMPR® for Amplicon Sequencing. The public comment period was originally scheduled […]

Allergens, Food General, Methods & Standards

Call for Consensus: Draft Guidance on Food Allergen Immunoassay Validation

December 6, 2023

The AOAC GFA Food Allergens program has completed its final review, revision, and reconciliation of public comments from the Draft Guidance on Food Allergen Immunoassay Validation document. The Draft AOAC […]


Call for Volunteers: AOAC Membership Committee

December 4, 2023

The AOAC Committee on Membership is currently seeking active volunteers to fill the following vacant positions: The Membership Committee is responsible for reviewing policies and procedures on all types of […]


Nominations Open for AOAC Student Awards

November 29, 2023

Nominations are open for three student awards to be given at the 2024 Annual Meeting – the AOAC INTERNATIONAL/Eurofins Foundation “Testing for Life” Student Award, the AOAC INTERNATIONAL/Herbalife Scholarship, and […]

Food General

Call for Volunteers: Ethylene Oxide Working Group

November 29, 2023

AOAC is seeking volunteer subject matter experts to serve on a newly established working group to develop a voluntary consensus standard for ethylene oxide residues (ethylene oxide and 2-chloroethanol) in […]

Contaminants, Food General, Food Authenticity & Fraud, Journal of AOAC, Publications, Microbiology

Latest Issue of the JAOAC

November 17, 2023

The November-December 2023 issue, Volume 106 Issue 6, of the Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL has been released. The latest issue contains research and review articles on Drug Formulations; Food Authenticity/Food […]

Cannabis, Methods & Standards, OMA

Call for Public Comment: CASP – Listeria SMPR®

November 17, 2023

The AOAC Cannabis Analytical Science Program (CASP) Working Group recently completed its Standard Method Performance Requirement® (SMPR®) for Detection and/or Enumeration of Listeria monocytogenes in Cannabis Infused Edibles and is […]

Microbiology, Journal of AOAC, Methods & Standards, Publications

Publish Microbiological Methods Papers in JAOAC

November 8, 2023

Did you know that the Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL publishes papers on Microbiological Methods? This section includes methods for identification and detection (qualitative and quantitative) of the pathogenic, indicator and […]


Position Posting: Coordinator / Manager, AOAC Science Programs

November 8, 2023

AOAC INTERNATIONAL is currently seeking an energetic, outgoing Coordinator or Manager of AOAC INTERNATIONAL Science Programs to oversee, implement, monitor, and facilitate the full lifecycle of assigned programs and projects. […]

Analytical Methods Week, Methods & Standards, Microbiology, Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals

Analytical Methods Week Schedule: Nov. 13-17, 2023

November 2, 2023

Analytical Methods Week, run by AOAC INTERNATIONAL’s Official Methods Program, is a series of virtual Expert Review Panel (ERP) meetings, allowing method developers and experts to come together and advance analytical science. […]

Food Colors, Agricultural Materials, Methods & Standards

Call for Public Comment: Pesticides in Color Additives

November 2, 2023

The AOAC Natural Colors Working Group recently completed its review and revision of the SMPR® for Selected Pesticides in Color Additives from Crop Based Sources and is now accepting public […]

Food General, Methods & Standards, Dietary Supplements

Accepted: SMPR® for PAs

November 2, 2023

The Standard Method Performance Requirements® (SMPRs®) for Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids (PAs) in Teas, Herbal Infusions, Dried Herbs, Seed Spices, Honey, Botanical Dietary Supplements and Ingredients has been accepted and assigned SMPR […]

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    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 […]

    Contaminants, Food General, New Initiatives, Methods & Standards

    Heavy Metals New Initiative: Trace Elements

    May 15, 2024

    AOAC is seeking volunteer subject matter experts to serve on a working group to develop a voluntary consensus standard for trace essential and non-essential elements in foods. This is an […]

    General, Membership

    Manager of Early-Career Employees Survey

    May 14, 2024

    AOAC is interested in hearing feedback from managers of early-career employees. If you manage anyone early in their career, AOAC would like to hear from you on how we can […]