AOAC 2018

 Don't Miss Our Safe Solutions for Food Safety at AOAC / Toronto, ON August 26-29, 2018

Explore the complete solutions for Food & Beverage analysis from MilliporeSigma, the life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, bringing together EMD Millipore and Sigma-Aldrich. With our combined portfolio, we strive to bring you the most innovative solutions for food testing. Learn more at:

Visit Us at Booth #331, 333, 335

Sunday, August 26: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday, August 27: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tuesday, August 28: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Tuesday, August 28th  -  Noon – 12:30pm – Birchwood Ballroom

Olga Shimelis - Sample Preparation:

Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME) is an established technique used for sample preparation. It has been proven to be very sensitive, requiring small sample volumes and easily amenable to automation. This talk will review the recent application of both head-space and immersion SPME towards analysis of foods. All SPME methods were run quantitatively. Headspace SPME applications include analysis of ethanol in kombucha, and terpenes in cannabis. Immersion SPME applications, using more durable and rugged overcoated fibers which typically lasted for over 50 extractions, include the analysis of pesticides in tomato sauce, and bisphenol A in canned foods.

Tuesday, August 28th – 1:00pm – 1:30pm – Birchwood Ballroom

Derrell Johnson – Reference Materials:

From potency evaluation to quality control testing of natural products, reference standards are a critical component of the laboratory’s quality system. Reference standards are offered across different quality grades from Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) to analytical standards. Along with the different quality grades of reference standards, the disparate terminologies between pharmaceutical (compendial) and non-pharmaceutical (ISO) reference standards can lead to confusion in determining the best fit-for-purpose reference for the specific testing application. In this presentation, the differences among Reference Materials, Certified Reference Materials, Primary Standards, and Compendial Standards will be discussed as well as how each are manufactured and where each fits best within the analytical testing workflow. Certification and testing examples using natural products will be provided.

Check Out Our Poster Presentations

Analysis of Bisphenol A in Foods Using Solid Phase Microextraction with an Overcoated Fiber

On display: Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Poster Session: Analysis of Non-Foodborne Contaminants and Residues

Poster board number: P-T-067
Presenter: Olga Shimelis

Analysis of Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Paprika Powder Using EZ-POP NP SPE and a New Capillary GC Column

On display: Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Poster Session: Analysis of Foodborne Contaminants and Residues

Poster board number: P-T-022
Presenter: Olga Shimelis

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2018 Life Science Awards Program

Congratulations to the finalists of this year’s Food and Beverage Safety with the Life Science Award. The 2018 Life Science Award in Food and Beverage Safety will be presented to a graduate student from a U.S., Canadian or European university that has successfully demonstrated contributions in research, education or information transfer while displaying innovative and effective strategies to promote safety in the food and beverage arena.

Graduate students who have completed or are expected to complete their program between 2017 and 2019 are invited to apply. Finalists will be invited to present their research to company leadership in October 2018. The winner of the award will receive $10,000 and each of the finalists who present their work at the event will be awarded $2,000.

Final application deadline is approaching soon! August 24, 2018.

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