Cannabis

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, OMA

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 […]

Cannabis

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 […]

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

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

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, Current, OMA

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

October 21, 2019

NO DEADLINE Objective AOAC INTERNATIONAL invites method authors and developers to submit relevant methods that may meet the AOAC SMPR 2019.002 Standard Method Performance Requirements® (SMPR®) for Identification and Quantitation […]

Cannabis, Current, OMA

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

October 18, 2019

NO DEADLINE. Objective AOAC INTERNATIONAL invites submissions of all relevant candidate methods that may meet the AOAC SMPR 2019.001 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 […]

Cannabis

Three cannabis standards approved at AOAC Annual Meeting

September 26, 2019

At the Cannabis Analytical Science Program (CASP) meeting on Sept 7, 2019, about 200 scientists from around the country came to Denver, Colorado to discuss standards for cannabis methods. The […]

Cannabis

CASP Newsletter August 2019

August 30, 2019

CASP Meeting: The second meeting of the AOAC INTERNATIONAL Cannabis Analytical Science Program is almost here! The CASP meeting is on Saturday, September 7 at 9:00AM in the Grand Ballroom […]

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    Color Additives from Natural Sources Call for Methods: DEADLINE EXTENDED

    May 15, 2024

    The method submission for consideration and possible evaluation through the AOAC Official MethodsSM program for selected residual solvents from crop-based sources and selected pesticides in natural color additives manufactured from […]

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    Call for Methods: Trace Elemental Contaminants in Foods and Beverages

    May 15, 2024

    AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) invites method developers to submit methods for First Action consideration and possible evaluation through the AOAC Official MethodsSM program. Prospective methods must utilize inductively coupled plasma-based mass […]

    Contaminants, Food General, New Initiatives, Methods & Standards

    Heavy Metals New Initiative: Trace Elements

    May 15, 2024

    AOAC is seeking volunteer subject matter experts to serve on a working group to develop a voluntary consensus standard for trace essential and non-essential elements in foods. This is an […]

    General, Membership

    Manager of Early-Career Employees Survey

    May 14, 2024

    AOAC is interested in hearing feedback from managers of early-career employees. If you manage anyone early in their career, AOAC would like to hear from you on how we can […]