Cannabis

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

February 12, 2020

DEADLINE: March 4, 2020. AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) announces the availability of a draft standard method performance requirements (SMPR®) for: Determination of Moisture in Hemp and Cannabis Plant Matter Detection of […]

Cannabis

Call for Methods: Methods for Identification and Quantitation of Selected Pesticide Residues in Dry Cannabis Materials

January 23, 2020

AOAC INTERNATIONAL invites method authors and developers to submit relevant methods that may meet the AOAC Standard Method Performance RequirementsSM (SMPR®) for Identification and Quantitation of Selected Pesticide Residues in […]

Cannabis

New CASP working group to target analytical science knowledge gap in the cannabis industry

January 16, 2020

In the past 10 years, as cannabis industry leaders have focused their energies on building new supply chains, the explosive market growth and expanding array of hemp-based products has exposed […]

Cannabis

CASP news update – January 2020

January 16, 2020

At the AOAC Midyear Meeting in March, the CASP meeting will include a review and vote on the SMPRs currently in development, information on training and education, important talks from […]

Cannabis

AOAC’s Cannabis Analytical Science Program webcast draws big crowd

December 19, 2019

On December 5, an audience of 329 attendees joined a live webcast highlighting the people and work of AOAC’s Cannabis Analytical Science Program (CASP). Part of the “Editors’ Series” by […]

Cannabis

Cannabis Science & Technology Editors’ Series: Cannabis Analytical Science Program Live Webcast

November 19, 2019

Join AOAC experts and four leading cannabis analytical science experts on December 5, 2019 at 11am EST for AOAC’s first webinar on cannabis testing. REGISTER NOW > Thursday, December 5, […]

Cannabis

Call for Experts – Cannabis Analytical Science Program

November 13, 2019

DEADLINE: December 31, 2019. AOAC INTERNATIONAL is seeking experts to participate on the Expert Review Panels (ERPs) and review candidate methods for Official Methods of AnalysisSM First Action Status. ERPs […]

Cannabis

AOAC reports on CASP accomplishments to AFDO Board

November 12, 2019

On November 5, 2019, AOAC Executive Director Dave Schmidt and Cannabis Analytical Science Program (CASP) Program Lead Scott Coates met with the Board of Directors of the Association of Food […]

Cannabis, Method Standards

AOAC Cannabinoid Standard in USDA Guidelines

November 12, 2019

New guidelines require laboratories to meet AOAC Standard Method Performance Requirements for Quantitation of Cannabinoids in Hemp NEWS BACKGROUND: November 12, 2019—AOAC INTERNATIONAL announced today that a testing standard recently […]

Cannabis, Lab Proficiency Testing

AOAC spreads the word on Proficiency Testing at the Food Safety Consortium

October 22, 2019

In early October, AOAC INTERNATIONAL joined around 600 food safety professionals, including many representing food manufacturer and packaging plant laboratories, at the Food Safety Consortium in Illinois. Safe Quality Food […]

Cannabis

Call for Methods: Identification and Quantitation of Residual Solvents in Cannabis

October 21, 2019

DEADLINE: January 17, 2020. OBJECTIVE AOAC INTERNATIONAL invites method authors and developers to submit relevant methods that may meet the Standard Method Performance Requirements® (SMPR®) for Identification and Quantitation of […]

Cannabis

Call for Methods: Cannabinoids in Plant Materials of Hemp

October 21, 2019

DEADLINE: January 17, 2020. OBJECTIVE AOAC INTERNATIONAL invites method authors and developers to submit relevant methods that may meet the AOAC SMPR 2019.003 Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPR®) for Cannabinoids […]

Cannabis

Call for Methods: Detection of Aspergillus in Cannabis and Cannabis Products

October 18, 2019

DEADLINE: January 17, 2020. OBJECTIVE AOAC INTERNATIONAL invites submissions of all relevant candidate methods that may meet the AOAC Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPR®) for Detection of Aspergillus in Cannabis […]

Cannabis

Cannabis Analytical Science Program new focus for 2020

October 17, 2019

Following the successful development of three Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPRs) addressing analytical needs around cannabinoids in plant materials, residual solvents in dried cannabis materials, and Aspergillus in cannabis and […]

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