Analytical Resources

Improve Your Lab’s Accuracy

Laboratories around the world rely on the Approved Methods of Analysis and Check Sample Program to ensure the accuracy and quality of their work.  The Approved Methods of Analysis includes more than 325 methods and enhancements, including built-in calculators, videos, spreadsheets, co-lab reports, audio PowerPoints, and color images that assist users in understanding or performing specific methods better or more quickly. Requirements for the Approved Methods are consistent with those set by AOAC International, AOCS, ISO, and the U.S. FDA’s Bacteriological Analytical Manual.

The Check Sample Program provides three valuable quality measurement services including Check Samples, Proficiency Rating, and Analytical Reference Materials. Approved Methods users who also subscribe to the Check Sample Program can obtain valuable cross referencing quality measures to assist in monitoring their instrument and technician performance.

Trusted, Reliable, Respected

AACC International pioneered the development of standardized methods of analysis for cereal laboratories in 1915. Providing analytical resources to the grain science community has remained a key cornerstone of the association ever since. The Approved Methods of Analysis is produced under the direction of the Methods Technical Leadership Committee. Methods are developed and reviewed by technical committees for functionality and consistency before final approval.

AACCI introduced the Check Sample Service in 1948 after recognizing that laboratories had only limited ways of ensuring their accuracy. Today, laboratories continue to rely on it to accurately test equipment, monitor the use of proper methodology, qualify the work of contract laboratories, and ensure the accuracy of labeling information.

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