Cannabis, Lab Proficiency Testing

AOAC Cannabis/Hemp PT Statistics-Why Are We Different?

January 11, 2023

Many competitors’ Proficiency Testing (PT) programs use consensus-based statistics to establish assigned values, standard deviations, etc. and that may not be the best way to handle them, so AOAC has […]

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, 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 […]

Lab Proficiency Testing

Introducing AOAC Listeria Environmental Swab PT (LS01) Program and Resumption of the Salmonella in Liquid Egg PT Program (E01)

June 15, 2022

In response to customer and stakeholder feedback, the AOAC Laboratory Proficiency Testing (PT) Program has developed a new PT program to cover environmental surface testing. The Listeria Environmental Swab PT […]

Lab Proficiency Testing

AOAC to add new analytes to Cheese Chemistry (C02) and Standard Micro (M01) PT Programs

May 24, 2022

In response to customer feedback, analytes have been added to two of the following Proficiency Testing Programs: Cheese Chemistry PT: Starting with the upcoming June C02 PT round, participating labs […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lab Proficiency Testing, Technical Divisions, General

AOAC’s Arlene Fox Announces October Retirement

July 15, 2021

Arlene Fox, Senior Director of Proficiency Testing, recently announced her plans to retire on October 8, 2021 following 24 years of service to AOAC INTERNATIONAL. For 23 of those years, […]

Lab Proficiency Testing

AOAC Resuming Salmonella in Liquid Egg PT Program (E01)

June 30, 2021

AOAC is resuming its Salmonella in Liquid Egg Proficiency Testing (PT) Program (E01). This qualitative program consists of five Salmonella in Liquid Egg samples and permits participating laboratories to report […]

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 […]

Lab Proficiency Testing

AOAC Proficiency Testing Scope Expands

March 10, 2020

New accreditation includes 20 new vitamins and minerals in infant formula and pH in meat and cheese ROCKVILLE, MD USA, March 10, 2020—At its annual Midyear Meeting, AOAC INTERNATIONAL announced […]

Lab Proficiency Testing

AOAC Proficiency Testing accreditation expands

February 18, 2020

On February 13, 2020, AOAC’s Laboratory Proficiency Testing (PT) program learned that its accreditation has been extended to include testing capabilities for 20 new analytes in the Vitamins and Nutrients […]

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 […]

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