Cannabis, Food General

Voting Open for CASP SMPR

January 4, 2023

The AOAC CASP Chemistry Working Group recently completed its review, revision, and reconciliation of public comments of the SMPR for the Determination of Pesticides in Cannabis Containing Beverages; and is now open for […]

Cannabis, Lab Proficiency Testing

Cannabis PT Samples Can Now Be Shipped to Canada

November 9, 2022

AOAC can now provide > 0.3% (low, med, high THC) Cannabis PT samples to Canada. This means AOAC can now ship both hemp and cannabis PT samples to Canada. To learn more […]

Cannabis, Methods & Standards, Research Institute

AOAC Research Institute Grants First Reviewed and Recognized Certification for Cannabis Potency Testing

October 26, 2022

The AOAC Research Institute granted its first-ever Reviewed and RecognizedSM (R2) certificate to Viridis Laboratories for the LOM 7.1c Cannabinoid Analysis in Flower method using an Ultra-High Pressure Liquid Chromatography […]

General, Cannabis, Research Institute, Sections, Methods & Standards

Bring RI to the Southern Section Conference, April 18-19, 2023

August 10, 2022

Sponsorships are available to bring the AOAC Research Institute to the 2023 Conference. The sponsorship pledges will solidify a one-day symposium to discuss how methods are certified and the analytical […]

Cannabis, Research Institute, Lab Proficiency Testing

New Discounts for CASP Advisory Panel

June 29, 2022

Performance Tested Methods (PTM) and Reviewed and Recognized (R2) application fees will be discounted at a rate commensurate with the level of support for the Advisory Panel Members of the […]

Cannabis, Lab Proficiency Testing

AOAC INTERNATIONAL Partners with Signature Science for Cannabis Proficiency Testing Program Test Materials

May 9, 2022

Rockville, Maryland, May 10, 2022 – AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) recently announced it has partnered with Signature Science, LLC (SigSci) as its test material provider for AOAC’s new Cannabis/Hemp Proficiency Testing […]

Cannabis, General

Call for Comments: CASP SMPR for Pesticides in Beverages

October 19, 2022

DEADLINE: November 25, 2022 The AOAC CASP Chemistry Working Group recently completed its review and revision of the SMPR for the Determination of Pesticides in Cannabis Containing Beverages; and is […]

Analytical Methods Week, Cannabis, Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals, Contaminants, Methods & Standards

March 2022 Analytical Methods Week Highlights

April 7, 2022

Monday, March 28, 2022 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM ET | AOAC Standards Orientation Session Moderator and Presenter: Deborah McKenzie (AOAC INTERNATIONAL)Staff Contact: Saliha Argubie ([email protected]) AOAC’s Senior Director of Standards, Deborah […]

Cannabis, Current, OMA

Call for Methods: Quantitative Analysis of Mycotoxins in Cannabis Biomass and Cannabis Derived Products

December 31, 2022

NO DEADLINE AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) invites method authors and developers to submit relevant methods that may meet the Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPRs) for Quantitative Analysis of Mycotoxins in Cannabis […]

Analytical Methods Week, Cannabis, Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals, Glyphosates, Methods & Standards

December 2021 Analytical Methods Week Highlights

January 5, 2022

Monday, December 13, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 noon ETAOAC ERP for Low Lactose Methods ERP Chair: Sean Austin, Société Produits des NestléStaff Contact: Saliha Argubie at [email protected] The ERP reviewed […]

Cannabis, Methods & Standards, OMA

AOAC Approval Granted to Agilent for Method of Metals Analysis in Cannabis

November 10, 2021

Rockville, Maryland, November 10, 2021 – AOAC INTERNATIONAL announced that Agilent has received approval of an analytical method for the determination of heavy metals in cannabis. The method, OMA 2021.03, jointly […]

Lab Proficiency Testing, Cannabis

New AOAC Proficiency Testing (PT) Programs for 2022

November 3, 2021

Listeria Environmental Swab PT Program (LS01): This program allows participating laboratories to report the presence or absence of Listeria and report the species identification if applicable to the laboratory. Along with […]

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 […]

Cannabis

USDA Update on the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program

July 20, 2021

On March 8, 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it had completed its review of the Final Rule establishing the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program. The rule, effective as […]

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    AOAC Merchandise Now Available

    February 23, 2024

    AOAC INTERNATIONAL is now selling new merchandise in honor of our 140th anniversary for a limited time. Products will only be available for five weeks starting today, February 23, until […]

    Agricultural Materials, Contaminants, Food Colors, Methods & Standards

    Call for Experts: Residual Solvents & Pesticides in Color Additives

    February 21, 2024

    AOAC is recruiting subject matter expert volunteers for its Expert Review Panel (ERP) to review methods for determination of selected residual solvents in color additives from crop-based sources and to […]

    Agricultural Materials, Food Colors, Methods & Standards

    AOAC SMPR® 2024.001 Published

    February 21, 2024

    The first Standard Method Performance Requirement (SMPR®) of 2024 has been published for Selected Pesticides in Color Additives from Crop-Based Sources (AOAC SMPR® 2024.001). Photo by HandmadePictures – stock.adobe.com

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    Call for Experts: Mycotoxin Methods – Non-Dairy

    February 21, 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 […]