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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 […]

Cannabis

AOAC INTERNATIONAL at IFT: A cannabis & CBD primer

August 23, 2019

Analyzing cannabis and CBD samples can be challenging. From setting up a laboratory to developing methods, even experienced chemists can struggle to ensure standard operating procedures consistent with state and […]

Cannabis

CASP experts testify at FDA public hearing

August 22, 2019

Consumers have a right to safe cannabis and cannabis-derived products that are free of pathogens. That was the message that Patrick Bird, Chair of AOAC’s CASP Microbiology in Cannabis and […]

Cannabis

AOAC INTERNATIONAL announces working groups on cannabis

August 17, 2019

Leading scientists developing standards and Official Methods for cannabis products and hemp May 30, 2019 (Rockville, MD)—AOAC INTERNATIONAL today announced the formation of working groups for the Cannabis Analytical Science […]

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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 […]

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    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 […]