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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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April 2021 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, Current

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, Current

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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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 […]

Cannabis, Current

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 […]

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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 […]

Cannabis, Midyear Meeting

Cannabis programming at the AOAC Midyear Meeting: Farm Bill, SMPRs, and Training & Education

March 27, 2020

Cannabis programming at the Midyear Meeting covered a lot of ground, with a presentation on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Domestic Hemp Program, followed by votes on Standard Method […]

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Audiocast: An expert discussion on vaping

March 20, 2020

Cutting through the haze of vaping: A Town Hall discussion 2020 AOAC INTERNATIONAL Midyear Meeting, March 9-13, 2020 Despite their ever-growing acceptance, relatively little work has been done to characterize […]

Cannabis, Current

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

January 23, 2020

NO DEADLINE. 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 […]

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

January 16, 2020

Updated May 14, 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 […]

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