Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals, Methods & Standards

Call for Experts: MFGM

September 14, 2023

AOAC is seeking volunteers with subject matter experience and expertise in Milk Fat Globule Membrane (MFGM) in Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals to develop voluntary consensus standard (or standards). The […]

Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals, Methods & Standards

Call for Comments: Draft Vanillin SMPR

September 14, 2023

Open for 30-Day Public Comment Period September 13, 2023:  AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) announces the availability of draft Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPR®) for Vanillin, Ethyl Vanillin, Methyl Vanillin, and Coumarin […]

Food Colors, Quantitative Microbiology, Contaminants, Methods & Standards

Call for Volunteers: Microbial Contaminants in Color Additives from Natural Sources

September 14, 2023

AOAC is seeking volunteer subject matter experts to serve on a newly established working group to develop and adopt voluntary consensus standards for microbial contaminants in color additives from natural […]

OMA, Methods & Standards

OMA Online New and Updated Content

September 7, 2023

The Official Methods of Analysis (OMA) online has recently been updated to include new and updated material. For the most up-to-date information on methods, subscribers should visit the OMA website. […]

Methods & Standards, OMA, Publications

OMA Online Search Capability Enhancement

September 7, 2023

To improve the search functionality and ease of use on the Official Methods of Analysis (OMA) online website, Oxford University Press recently added hyperlinks in the Subject, Number, and SMPR […]

Dietary Supplements, Drinking Water, Contaminants, Food General, Methods & Standards, New Initiatives

Register Your Support and Interest in Two New Method Projects

September 7, 2023

Ethylene oxide: After an informative and well-attended scientific forum in July, AOAC is planning to launch a working group to develop standard method performance requirements (SMPRs) for ethylene oxide (EtO) […]

Cannabis, Methods & Standards, Quantitative Microbiology

AOAC CANNRA Training Course

August 16, 2023

AOAC INTERNATIONAL hosted a training course, exclusively for Cannabis Regulators Association (CANNRA) members, on August 8 and August 9, 2023. Dr. Sharon Brunelle, AOAC Technical Consultant, and Allison Baker, Coordinator […]

Food Colors, Agricultural Materials, Methods & Standards

Call for Consensus: Draft SMPR for Selected Residual Solvents in Color Additives from Crop Based Sources

August 2, 2023

The AOAC Color Additives from Natural Sources – Residual Solvents Subgroup recently completed its review and revision of the SMPR for Selected Residual Solvents in Color Additives from Crop Based Sources; […]

Methods & Standards, Contaminants, Food General

Call for Consensus: Draft SMPR for Determination of Trace Elemental Contaminants in Food and Beverages

August 2, 2023

The AOAC Heavy Metals Working Group recently completed its review, revision, and reconciliation of public comments of the SMPR for the Determination of Trace Elemental Contaminants in Food and Beverages; and is […]

Contaminants, Food General, Methods & Standards

Call for Public Comment: PFAS

July 19, 2023

The AOAC PFAS Working Group recently completed its review and revision of the SMPR for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in produce, beverages, dairy products, eggs, seafood, meat products, and […]

Biothreat Agents, Methods & Standards, Publications, Journal of AOAC

AOAC Publishes First Amplicon Sequencing Minimum Reporting Guidelines

July 12, 2023

Be sure to check out the Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL for publication of the first amplicon sequencing minimum reporting guidance document that also provides methods for end users to evaluate […]

Governance and Policies, Methods & Standards

AOAC INTERNATIONAL is Seeking Candidates to Serve on the Official Methods Board

June 28, 2023

DEADLINE: July 31, 2023 This is a distinctive opportunity for AOAC members to help scientifically lead the Association toward its goals and serve its mission. The OMB serves the Association in […]

Food Authenticity & Fraud, Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals, International Methods, Methods & Standards

Three AOAC Official Methods Endorsed by the Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling (CCMAS)

June 15, 2023

The 42nd session of the FAO World Health Organization CCMAS has endorsed three AOAC Official Methods of Analysis (SPIFAN methods for total amino acids, tryptophan, and vitamin B12 in infant […]

Food Colors, Contaminants, Methods & Standards

Call for Comments: Residual Solvents (Color Additives from Natural Sources)

June 14, 2023

DEADLINE: Friday, July 28, 2023 The AOAC Residual Solvents Subgroup within the Color Additives from Natural Colors Working Group recently completed its review and revision of the SMPR for Selected Residual […]

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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 […]