Join us August 2-3, 2016 at the University of Puget Sound for our Annual Summer Meeting

of the AOAC Pacific Northwest Section!


We are proud to announce the 35th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Northwest Section of the AOAC INTERNATIONAL. It will be held at the prestigious campus of University of Puget Sound, Tacoma on August 2-3, 2016. Co-Chairs Jim Hungerford and Carlos Abeyta, Jr. along with both the Executive and Planning Committee are putting together an exciting program for you. The theme for this year’s annual meeting program will be “Are You Ready for the Food Safety Modernization Act?” The acronym FSMA will eventually become a common “house-hold” term for analytical communities. FSMA is the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years. Although it was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011, implementation will be gradual. The Act aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it. Frameworks for technical assistance to stakeholders such as state, local, tribal and territorial public health, industry, regulators, and academia are being developed to provide implementation strategies. Our technical program will address current issues surrounding the importance of strengthening science among our existing collaborations in the AOAC communities. As in past years we will also have training and seminar sessions on chemistry and microbiology topics. Please join us at the University of Puget Sound this August. More information coming soon.