Cannabis

Call for Comments: Draft SMPRs for Quantitation of Cannabinoids in Beverages

August 17, 2021

DEADLINE: September 17, 2021 AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) announces the availability of the following draft Standard Method Performance Requirements® (SMPRs®) for public comment: Quantitation of Cannabinoids in Beverages Comment Process The […]

Analytical Methods Week, Biothreat Agents, Cannabis, Methods & Standards, OMA, Allergens, Dietary Supplements, Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals, Food Authenticity & Fraud, Contaminants

August 2021 Analytical Methods Week Highlights

August 12, 2021

Monday, August 2, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM ETAOAC ERP for Microbiology Methods for Food and Environmental Surfaces ERP Co-Chairs: Michael Brodsky, Brodsky Consultants & Wendy McMahon, Mérieux […]

Annual Meeting, Cannabis

CASP Meeting at the 2021 Annual Meeting

July 20, 2021

Saturday, August 28, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM ETModerator: Christopher Dent, AOAC INTERNATIONAL Meeting Agenda Time Topic Speaker(s) 1:00 PM – 1:10 PM Welcome, Introductions, and Announcements David […]

RI Test Kit Certification, Cannabis

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 […]

Analytical Methods Week, Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals, Food Authenticity & Fraud, Cannabis, Quantitative Microbiology, RI Test Kit Certification

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 […]

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 […]

Cannabis

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 […]

Cannabis

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 […]

Cannabis, RI Test Kit Certification

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 […]

Cannabis, Governance and policies

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 […]

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, 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 […]

Cannabis, Training and Education

High turnout for AOAC scientists’ webinar on hemp testing

April 30, 2020

On March 11, 2020, AOAC’s Cannabis Analytical Science Program Lead Scott Coates joined Dr. Holly Johnson, Chief Science Officer of the American Herbal Products Association, on a well-attended webcast, “Update […]

Cannabis

AOAC scientists approve Official Method of Analysis for cannabinoids in hemp

April 22, 2020

Expert Review Panel approves an analytical method for detecting and measuring cannabinoids in hemp Rockville Maryland, April 23, 2020 – AOAC INTERNATIONAL announced today that a liquid chromatography–diode array detection […]

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