Methods & Standards

Call for Comments: Cyclospora

February 14, 2024

The AOAC Analytical International Methods and Standards (AIMS) program Cyclospora Working Group completed its first draft of Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPRs®) for Detection, Identification, and Characterization of Cyclospora cayetanensis […]

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 […]

Allergens, Food General, Methods & Standards

Call for Comments: Food Allergens Guidelines

September 14, 2023

Draft AOAC Food Allergen Immunoassay Validation Guidance Document (September 2023) Open for 30-Day Public Comment Period September 13, 2023:  AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) announces the availability of the draft Food Allergen […]

Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals, Methods & Standards

Call for Comments: Draft Vanillin SMPR

September 14, 2023

Open for 30-Day Public Comment Period September 13, 2023:  AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) announces the availability of draft Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPR®) for Vanillin, Ethyl Vanillin, Methyl Vanillin, and Coumarin […]

Contaminants, Food General, Methods & Standards

Call for Public Comment: PFAS

July 19, 2023

The AOAC PFAS Working Group recently completed its review and revision of the SMPR for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in produce, beverages, dairy products, eggs, seafood, meat products, and […]

Dietary Supplements, Food General

Call for Public Comment: Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids

July 5, 2023

The AOAC Botanical Ingredients and Dietary Supplement Integrity (BIDSI) program’s Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids Working Group recently completed its review and revision of the SMPR for Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids in teas, herbal infusions, […]

Food Colors, Contaminants, Methods & Standards

Call for Comments: Residual Solvents (Color Additives from Natural Sources)

June 14, 2023

DEADLINE: Friday, July 28, 2023 The AOAC Residual Solvents Subgroup within the Color Additives from Natural Colors Working Group recently completed its review and revision of the SMPR for Selected Residual […]

Contaminants, Food General, Methods & Standards, New Initiatives

Call for Comments: Heavy Metals

June 7, 2023

DEADLINE: July 7, 2023 The AOAC Heavy Metals Working Group recently completed its review and revision of the SMPR for the Determination of Trace Elemental Contaminants in Food and Beverages and […]

Food General, Allergens

Call for Comments: Gluten Validation Guidance Document & Annex A-D

February 1, 2023

AOAC GLUTEN & FOOD ALLERGENS PROGRAM AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) announces the availability of the following Gluten Validation Guidance Document & Annex A-D for public comment. To review and provide comments, click […]

Biothreat Agents, Methods & Standards, Current

Call for Comments: SPADA Working Group II

November 1, 2022

DEADLINE: Wednesday, November 23, 2022  The AOAC Stakeholder Program on Agent Detection Assays (SPADA) Working Group (WG) II, Standards for NGS Biothreat agent detection-amplicon and metagenomic recently completed its development […]

Biothreat Agents

Call for Consensus: SPADA Working Group III

October 19, 2022

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Wednesday, December 21, 2022 The AOAC Stakeholder Program on Agent Detection Assays (SPADA) Working Group (WG) III, Developing NGS Standards for Validation Criteria for Databases and in silico […]

Food Authenticity & Fraud, Food General, General, Methods & Standards

Call for Comments: FAM Gap Analysis Report

October 5, 2022

FOOD AUTHENTICITY METHODS GAP ANALYSIS REPORT Targeted Testing “Call for Comments” AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) announces the availability of the following Targeted Testing draft Gap Analysis Report for public comment for Bovine […]

General, Methods & Standards, Biothreat Agents

Call for Comments: SPADA Working Group III

August 17, 2022

DEADLINE: Friday, September 16, 2022 The AOAC Stakeholder Program on Agent Detection Assays (SPADA) Working Group (WG) III, Developing NGS Standards for Validation Criteria for Databases and in silico Processes […]

Contaminants, Food Colors, Methods & Standards

Call for Comments: Pesticide Residues (Color Additives from Natural Sources)

June 28, 2023

DEADLINE: July 28, 2023 The AOAC Pesticide Residues Subgroup within the Color Additives from Natural Colors Working Group recently completed its review and revision of the SMPR for Selected Pesticides in […]

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    Agricultural Materials, Contaminants, Food Colors, Methods & Standards

    Call for Experts: Residual Solvents & Pesticides in Color Additives

    February 21, 2024

    AOAC is recruiting subject matter expert volunteers for its Expert Review Panel (ERP) to review methods for determination of selected residual solvents in color additives from crop-based sources and to […]

    Agricultural Materials, Food Colors, Methods & Standards

    AOAC SMPR® 2024.001 Published

    February 21, 2024

    The first Standard Method Performance Requirement (SMPR®) of 2024 has been published for Selected Pesticides in Color Additives from Crop-Based Sources (AOAC SMPR® 2024.001). Photo by HandmadePictures – stock.adobe.com

    Research Institute

    Call for Experts: Mycotoxin Methods – Non-Dairy

    February 21, 2024

    AOAC is recruiting subject matter expert volunteers to serve as Volunteer Experts for the AOAC Performance Tested MethodsSM (PTM) program administered by the AOAC Research Institute. Appointed volunteers will lead […]

    Cannabis, Research Institute, Quantitative Microbiology

    Call for Volunteer Experts: Microbiology Contaminants in Cannabis Methods

    February 15, 2024

    AOAC is recruiting subject matter expert volunteers to serve as Volunteer Experts for the AOAC Performance Tested MethodsSM (PTM) Program administered by the AOAC Research Institute. Appointed volunteers will lead […]