Methods & Standards

Scientists approve new test for measuring flavanols and procyanidins in cocoa and chocolate products

August 18, 2020

Revised and expanded analytical test adopted as new Official Method of Analysis by AOAC INTERNATIONAL food science experts Rockville, Maryland, August 18, 2020 – AOAC INTERNATIONAL today announced the approval […]

Methods & Standards, Analytical Methods Week

Analytical Methods Week dates for the second half of 2020

July 24, 2020

AOAC is announcing the dates for upcoming AOAC Analytical Method Week meetings in 2020.  These dates are set aside for virtual expert review panel (ERP) meetings for the review of […]

OMA

Official Methods of Analysis celebrates 100 years

June 24, 2020

This year marks a full century of publication for AOAC’s gold-standard compendium of methods, the Official Methods of AnalysisSM (OMA). Since its launch in 1920, the publication affectionately known as […]

Methods & Standards, Analytical Methods Week

LIVE: Analytical Methods Week June 22-26, 2020

June 22, 2020

We’ll be reporting out on news from the second AOAC INTERNATIONAL Analytical Methods Week of 2020 in this live blog. See the Schedule of Meetings – and don’t forget to […]

Analytical Methods Week, Methods & Standards

June 22-26, 2020 Analytical Methods Week Activities

June 19, 2020

AOAC is holding its second 2020 Analytical Methods Week activities the week of June 22-26, 2020. Featuring virtual expert review panel (ERP) meetings, Analytical Methods Week consolidates and streamlines ongoing […]

Quantitative Microbiology, Methods & Standards

Vote on SMPR for Quantitative Microbiology Methods for Foods & Environmental Surfaces

June 19, 2020

DEADLINE: July 31, 2020. Voting on the AOAC Quantitative Microbiology Methods for Foods & Environmental Surfaces Standard Method Performance Requirement (SMPR®) is now open. Click here to review and vote for […]

Food Authenticity & Fraud, Methods & Standards

Voting on the Food Authenticity/Fraud Targeted & Non-Targeted Testing Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPRs) is now open!

May 13, 2020

The deadline date for voting is May 26, 2020. Click here to review and vote for the Non-Targeted Testing SMPRs. Click here to review and vote for the Targeted Testing SMPRs.

Analytical Methods Week, Methods & Standards

Analytical Methods Week: Many big steps, and some giant strides forward

May 1, 2020

AOAC’s third Analytical Methods Week delivered First Action Official Method of AnalysisSM approval for eagerly awaited methods for cannabinoids in hemp, flavanols in chocolate, and veterinary drug residues in a […]

Analytical Methods Week, Methods & Standards

AOAC INTERNATIONAL scientists approve confirmatory screening test for detecting veterinary drug residues in foods

April 29, 2020

New Official Method expected to facilitate safety testing of products in the global marketplace Rockville, Maryland, April 30, 2020—AOAC INTERNATIONAL today announced approval of a new First Action Official Methods […]

Analytical Methods Week, Methods & Standards

April 2020 Analytical Methods Week activities

April 8, 2020

AOAC will hold its twice-yearly Analytical Methods Week activities the weeks of April 20-24, 2020 and June 22-26, 2020. Featuring virtual expert review panel (ERP) meetings, Analytical Methods Week consolidates […]

Midyear Meeting, Quantitative Microbiology, Methods & Standards

Microbiology: New SMPR and two new Methods approved at 2020 Midyear Meeting

March 27, 2020

During the AOAC INTERNATIONAL 2020 Midyear Meeting, the Working Group on Quantitative Microbiology Method Validation Acceptance Criteria, chaired by Patrick Bird of PMB BioTek Consulting, finalized a Standard Method Performance […]

Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals, Midyear Meeting, Methods & Standards

SPIFAN scientists advance three SMPRs and review OMA Methods for six key nutrients

March 27, 2020

In the 21st meeting of the Stakeholder Program for Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals (SPIFAN) on March 12, stakeholders advanced three new Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPRs) as written. The […]

Governance and Policies, Annual Meeting, Analytical Methods Week

AOAC coronavirus update

March 18, 2020

Updated June 24, 2020 To our AOAC Members and Community, As public health measures take effect in the United States and around the world, many normal business operations are being […]

Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals, Methods & Standards

AOAC INTERNATIONAL Announces New Analytical Test for Lactose in Milk

February 18, 2020

Streamlined analysis method validated as Official Method by AOAC experts Rockville, Maryland, February 19, 2020—AOAC INTERNATIONAL food safety experts have adopted a new analytical method for measuring low levels of […]

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