Cannabis, Governance and policies


September 28, 2020

Collaboration will develop trusted scientific standards and resources for hemp producers, food processors and regulators AOAC INTERNATIONAL and the Hemp and Cannabinoid Science Institute (HCSI) have entered into a cooperative […]


2020 AOAC Poster Contest winners announced

September 23, 2020

Five scientists, one a college student, were selected by the AOAC Technical Programming Council judging panel as winners of the contest for first-time AOAC poster presenters. Posters were evaluated based […]

Governance and policies

New Board of Directors elected for 2020-2021

September 14, 2020

Kicking off the second week of the AOAC Virtual Meeting, AOAC President Henry Chin announced the composition of the incoming 2020/2021 AOAC INTERNATIONAL Board of Directors. Board of Directors Erin […]

Annual Meeting, Awards

Analytical science leaders honored at 2020 AOAC INTERNATIONAL Annual Meeting

September 14, 2020

Recognizing the outstanding scientists building the future of analytical science Rockville, Maryland, September 14, 2020—Two New Zealanders whose collaboration has produced 38 food safety scientific papers and three AOAC Official […]

Annual Meeting, Methods & Standards

Live blog: AOAC 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

September 8, 2020

We’re reporting out on news from the 2020 AOAC INTERNATIONAL Virtual Annual Meeting in this live blog. See the Annual Meeting Schedule – and don’t forget to check this blog […]


Call for Comments: Draft Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPRs) for Glycerol Esters of Wood Rosin

September 3, 2020

DEADLINE: October 2, 2020. AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) announces the availability of the following suite of draft Standard Method Performance Requirements® (SMPRs®) for public comment: Characterization and Quantitation of Monoesters from […]

Annual Meeting

Hot topics in the 2020 AOAC Virtual Annual Meeting

August 26, 2020

NOTE: Register by 10:00am ET on Monday, September 7 to access the virtual platform on Day 1 of the meeting! The AOAC 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting September 8-24, 2020 features […]

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 […]

Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals

Call for Comments: Draft Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPR®) for Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMO)

August 14, 2020

DEADLINE: September 5, 2020. AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) announces the availability of a draft standard method performance requirements (SMPR) for Human Milk Oligosaccharides: 3-fucosyllactose (3-FL) 3’-sialyllactose (3’-SL) 6’-sialyllactose (6’-SL) difucosyllactose (DFL) […]


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

DEADLINE: June 4, 2021. 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 […]

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 […]

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