September 14, 2023

In response to participant feedback, Water Activity was added as an analyte to the C02 Cheese Chemistry program. Water Activity is now also covered by AOAC Proficiency Testing program’s scope of accreditation with A2LA. Join the many labs already proving their quality by successfully participating in the AOAC PT programs. U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements for nutrition labeling demand food chemistry panels adhere to strict federal guidelines. AOAC offers PT programs for both meats (C01) and cheese (C02) chemistry with two samples per shipment. Each program offers analysis of protein, moisture, fat, salt, ash, carbohydrate, cholesterol, sodium, potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium, calories and pH. In addition, the C01 Meat Chemistry Program offers analysis of nitrite*, saturated fat, monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, and trans fatty acids. The C02 Cheese Chemistry program also offers analysis of lactose*, galactose*, phosphorus, saturated fat, monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, trans fatty acids, and Water Activity.

*These analytes are currently not included in the AOAC INTERNATIONAL Proficiency Testing Program’s scope of accreditation

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