AOAC International

Who is AOAC?
AOAC INTERNATIONAL is a globally recognized, 501(c)(3), independent, third party, not-for-profit association and voluntary consensus standards developing organization founded in 1884.

  • Membership association with over 3,000 members worldwide
  • Maintains sixteen active international sections – representing four continents and over ninety countries
  • Publisher of internationally recognized Official Methods of Analysis

What does AOAC do?
AOAC’s primary activity is the development of globally accepted standards. AOAC’s standards development process relies on stakeholder panels to develop consensus-based method performance requirements and volunteer expert review panels to evaluate potential methods – all based on the community’s specific method needs. AOAC’s independent third party status, vast experience, and volunteer leadership all contribute to the credibility, defensibility, and acceptability of standards and methods developed through our processes.