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AOAC Announces Six Test Kits Approved for Enumeration of Yeast and Molds in Cannabis

June 4, 2021

Rockville, Maryland, June 4, 2021 – AOAC INTERNATIONAL announced today that six test kits for enumeration of yeasts and molds in dried cannabis flower [9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) >0.3%] were granted Performance […]

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Analytical Methods Week Approvals

May 8, 2021

During the latest Analytical Methods Week, April 26-May 4, 2021, there were a number of different approvals from Expert Review Panels (ERPs) and Working Groups (WG). APROVALS DURING ANALYTICAL METHODS […]

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Call for Comments for two draft SMPRs for yeast & mold and mycotoxins in cannabis

March 18, 2021

DEADLINE: April 30, 2021. AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) announces the availability of the following draft Standard Method Performance Requirements®(SMPRs®) for public comment: Viable Total Yeast and Mold Count Enumeration Quantitative Analysis […]

Cannabis

Call for Methods: Detection of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli in Cannabis and Cannabis Products

March 8, 2021

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 Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli […]

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Call for Methods: Mycotoxin Screening Technique in Cannabis Plant Materials and Cannabis Derivatives

March 8, 2021

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

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February 2021 update: Cannabis Analytical Science Program

February 17, 2021

CASP’s working groups have been making significant progress. View the February update below, or view the full CASP newsletter > Cannabinoids in Consumables The Cannabinoids in Consumables Working Group, chaired […]

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Call for Comments: Draft Laboratory guidance for drying field-fresh hemp plant samples in preparation for determination of total THC on a dry-weight basis.

November 3, 2020

DEADLINE: December 4, 2020 AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) announces the availability of the following draft document for public comment: Laboratory guidance for drying field-fresh hemp plant samples in preparation for determination […]

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AOAC INTERNATIONAL activates accelerated program to evaluate test kits that measure yeast and mold in cannabis

September 28, 2020

ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND, USA, September 28, 2020 —AOAC INTERNATIONAL has launched a new project to develop technical requirements, evaluate, and certify the performance of test kits that enumerate total yeast and […]

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AOAC INTERNATIONAL and the HEMP and CANNABINOID SCIENCE INSTITUTE Announce Cooperative Agreement

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 […]

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Call for volunteers for AOAC Expert Review Panel for Microbial Contaminant Methods for Cannabis & Hemp

July 21, 2020

DEADLINE: Friday August 28, 2020. AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) is recruiting expert volunteers for the launching of an Expert Review Panel (ERP) for Microbial Contaminant Methods for Cannabis & Hemp to […]

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Call for Comments: Draft Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPR) for Hemp and Cannabis

July 9, 2020

DEADLINE: Extended to August 14, 2020. AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) announces the availability of the following draft Standard Method Performance Requirements®(SMPRs®) for public comment: Mycotoxin Screening Technique in Cannabis plant material […]

Cannabis

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 […]

Cannabis

Call for Methods: Determination of Heavy Metals in a Variety of Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Products

July 9, 2020

CLOSED Objective AOAC INTERNATIONAL invites method authors and developers to submit relevant methods that may meet the Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPR®) for Determination of Heavy Metals in a Variety […]

Cannabis, Lab Proficiency Testing

Cannabis program new working group examining potential role for AOAC in proficiency testing

May 18, 2020

AOAC INTERNATIONAL is launching a new working group under the Cannabis Analytical Science Program (CASP). This new working group will focus on identifying areas in cannabis where laboratory proficiency testing […]

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