CASP Pesticide Think Tank WG: Volunteers Needed

April 24, 2024

AOAC CASP Pesticide Method Think Tank working group is refocusing to create a best practices document to develop and validate methods for pesticide residue analysis in cannabis. Efforts will be […]

Annual Meeting, Microbiology, Agricultural Materials, Cannabis, Contaminants, Food Colors, Food General, Dietary Supplements

Call for Posters Abstracts

April 24, 2024

The 2024 AOAC Call for Poster Abstracts is open until Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at 2:00 PM ET. Late submissions will not be accepted. Poster presenters MUST attend the AOAC Annual Meeting to […]

Cannabis, Dietary Supplements, Food General, Publications

Revised AOAC Laboratory Guidelines Published

March 13, 2024

AOAC INTERNATIONAL is pleased to announce the publication of the new Guidelines for Laboratories Performing Microbiological and Chemical Analyses of Food, Dietary Supplements, Pharmaceuticals, and Cannabis revised by the Analytical […]

Cannabis, Research Institute, 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 […]

Cannabis, Lab Proficiency Testing

Now Accredited-Cannabis and Hemp Dried Flower PT

February 8, 2024

The AOAC Proficiency Testing Programs offered in both Cannabis and Hemp dried flower/biomass matrices have been added to the program’s Scope of Accreditation by A2LA. These programs provide ready to analyze […]

Cannabis, Contaminants, Lab Proficiency Testing, Microbiology

First Cannabis and Hemp Oil PT Program

January 31, 2024

On January 29, AOAC sent the first Oil proficiency testing samples in a Cannabis >0.3%THC and Hemp <0.3% THC Oil matrices for a pilot round. Like all AOAC PT programs, […]

Allergens, Cannabis, Midyear Meeting, Methods & Standards

New Training Courses at Midyear Meeting

January 23, 2024

Three training courses will be held in person at the AOAC 2024 Midyear Meeting at the Gaithersburg DoubleTree. 2024 AOAC Accreditation Guidelines for Laboratories (ALACC) – Chemistry & Microbiology will […]

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 […]

Awards, Dietary Supplements, Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals, Journal of AOAC, Methods & Standards, Sections, Technical Divisions, Microbiology, Contaminants, Cannabis, Agricultural Materials

Analytical Science Leaders Honored at AOAC INTERNATIONAL 2023 Annual Meeting

September 27, 2023

Meeting Emphasized the Importance of “Doing Your Part” Rockville, Maryland, September 27, 2023—AOAC INTERNATIONAL honored analytical science leaders in an awards ceremony at its Annual Meeting with almost 700 analytical […]

Methods & Standards, Cannabis

Get Involved: CASP Method Development Think Tank

September 21, 2023

AOAC CASP invites interested individuals to join a Think Tank Discussion on October 23, 2023, to discuss a community-based method development working group that will work to draft candidate methods […]


AOAC Speaks at Cannabis Science Conference Fall

September 14, 2023

Allison Baker, AOAC INTERNATIONAL, Coordinator for Science Programs, will participate on a panel titled, “Standards and Accreditation – The Way We Move Forward?” at Cannabis Science Conference Fall on September […]

Cannabis, Methods & Standards, Microbiology

AOAC CANNRA Training Course

August 16, 2023

AOAC INTERNATIONAL hosted a training course, exclusively for Cannabis Regulators Association (CANNRA) members, on August 8 and August 9, 2023. Dr. Sharon Brunelle, AOAC Technical Consultant, and Allison Baker, Coordinator […]

Cannabis, Lab Proficiency Testing

Ahead of the Times…. 

June 6, 2023

AOAC and its test material provider Signature Science LLC are sending the first > 0.3% THC Cannabis samples for Proficiency Testing to laboratories. Samples were shipped Monday, June 5. Participating laboratories […]

Cannabis, Lab Proficiency Testing, Research Institute

CASP Featured in Wiley Analytical Science Magazine

March 14, 2023

The CASP program was featured in an article in the March issue of the Wiley Analytical Science Magazine. AOAC contributors Allison Baker, Coordinator, Standards and Official MethodsSM; Scott Coates, Senior […]

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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 […]