Thursday, April 27, 2017

Join the fun! AOCS Young Professional activities in Orlando

The AOCS Annual Meeting begins Sunday, April 29. If you are a member of the YP Common Interest Group or want to join this group of young professionals, then add these activities to your schedule!

Stay-in-touch! Chelsey Castrodale, AOCS Young Professional, will be "live tweeting" updates on YP-CIG events, lunch/dinner meet-ups, and conference happenings using the hashtag #AOCSYP. 

Watch for, or share, AOCS Annual Meeting tweets using #AOCS2017. 

  • Young Professional Networking Reception
    Join us outside for drinks & appetizers along with corn hole and ladder toss!
    When: Sunday, April 30 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm, Toho Deck
  • Young Professional CIG Business Meeting
    Tuesday, May 2 from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Wekiwa 5
  • Joint CIG Luncheon 
    Learn how to get involved in your group, talk to the other groups to learn what they are doing, and create valuable connections with members of the other CIGs.
    When: Wednesday, May 3 from 12:00pm – 1:45pm, Wekiwa 6/7
See you soon in sunny Orlando!

Annual Meeting is here! Get ready for Orlando.

The 2017 AOCS Annual Meeting and Industry Showcases is just days away.  Here are our top four tips for making the most of your time in Orlando.

Check your email for delegate only access to The App and resource pages.

1. Go mobile. Download The App to your mobile device and customize your meeting experience.

2. Build your itinerary. Search presentations and customize your Annual Meeting itinerary in The App.

3. Preview abstracts. View abstracts on The App, or access printer-friendly versions on the resources page.

4. Start networking now. Connect with other Annual Meeting attendees on The App, or access the traditional list of registered attendees on the resources page.

Visit the Travel Notes webpage for additional details on airport transportation, suggested conference attire, and more.

It's not too late to register! 

Online registration has ended, but onsite registration begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, April 30 at Rosen Shingle Creek. View details.

We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!




Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Learn more about China's edible oils industry

The AOCS China Section has organized a Hot Topics session at the 2017 AOCS Annual Meeting and Industry Showcases focused on the oils and fats industry in China. If you are attending the meeting, make plans to attend this session Monday, May 1, beginning at 8:00 am EDT.  

China Fat and Oil Industry: A Fast Growing Segment with Opportunities and Challenges
The session will provide updates on the current status of the fats and oils industry in China, including production, consumer trends, and resources for healthy oils products, research and product development, and markets for edible oil products as well as protein co-products. Attendees will discover the latest market trends, uncover sources of future market growth for the Chinese oils and fats industry, gain competitive information, and learn about opportunities and challenges facing the industry.

Food Oils and Fats in China: Status and Developments. 
Y. Liu, College of Food Science, Jiangnan University, China.

Potential "Novel" Oils and Fats Resources in China for Modern "Healthy" Food Consumption. 
X. Xu, Wilmar Global Research and Development Center, China.

Consumer Perceptions and Trends for Oils and Fats in China.
G. Chen, China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation, China.

Food Proteins in China: Status and Developments
L. Jiang, College of Food Science, Northeast Agricultural University, China.


Gain more insights about China by reading the INFORM magazine feature story, "China's evolving edible oils industry," in the April 2017 issue. 


Monday, April 10, 2017

Annual Meeting Online Registration Ends This Week

Online registration ends April 14th!

The 2017 Annual Meeting is only a few short weeks away. Meet us in Orlando to join the discussions on the latest industry updates. There will be ample opportunities to learn and engage during three days of technical sessions, Hot Topics Symposia, Industry Showcases, Awards Plenary and Business Meeting and a variety of networking events.

Save time and avoid the on-site registration lines.  Register today!

Take advantage of these great opportunities for sharing and networking

Exchange ideas with colleagues during Division roundtable discussions.

Discuss geographic-specific issues at a Section event.

Reconnect with colleagues and make new connections during numerous networking events.

Assist in directing the future of AOCS by sharing your expertise at an open AOCS committee meeting or make new connections at an AOCS Common Interest Group (CIG) gathering


Don't miss this opportunity to learn, engage and network. We hope to see you there!



Monday, April 3, 2017

Read AOCS Press Review Articles

Stay up to date on review papers published in AOCS Press journals. The reviews below have appeared in JAOCS, JSD, and Lipids during the past few months. We’ve provided read and share links, so please feel free to pass along to colleagues!

December 2016
JAOCS
Deepak S. Thakur and Arunabha Kundu, BASF R&D Beachwood,USA

January 2017
JSD
Jean-Louis Salager, Ana M. Forgiarini, and Miguel J.Rondón
Lab FIRP, Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida, Venezuela

February 2017
JAOCS
Audrey Llevot, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Organic Chemistry (IOC) Karlsruhe, Germany

Lipids
Nikita Ikon and Robert O. Ryan
Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, Oakland, USA

March 2017
JAOCS
Samantha A. Vieira, Guodong Zhang,  and Eric A. Decker
Department of Food Science University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, USA

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Emerald Test for Cannabis Labs is open! Enroll now to participate.

What is the Emerald Test?

Directed by an advisory panel comprised of industry experts and stakeholders, The Emerald Test® is a semi-annual inter-lab comparison and proficiency testing program for cannabis testing labs.

While individual lab data remains private, participants are listed on the Emerald Test website and badges are awarded to high performing labs. This combination provides the highest level of integrity and transparency while enabling individual labs and the entire testing industry the ability to demonstrate proficiency and excellence to their customers.

Potency Test
The Potency Test is comprised of a 5-part cannabinoid matrix in 1mL of Acetonitrile. The test contains 0-1000 µg/mL of THC, THC-A, CBD, CBD-A, and CBN. Enroll Now.

Pesticides Test
The Pesticides Test is comprised of 22 analytes on a hemp matrix with quantities ranging from 0-1000 ng/g. Enroll Now

Microbial Panel 1
Microbial Panel 1 is supplied as a 4-sample panel for quantitative determination of APC, Coliform/E.coli, Yeast/Mold and Enterobacteriaceae. Enroll Now.

Microbial Panel 2
Microbial Panel 2 is supplied as a 3-sample panel for qualitative identification of salmonella spp. in hemp. Enroll Now.

Residual Solvents
The Residual Solvents Test is offered in a 2 parts for stability; 2 gases prepared in dimethylacetomide and 9 compounds in a hemp oil matrix. Enroll Now.

Heavy Metals
The Heavy Metals Test is offered in 2 parts, a solution for cannabis heavy metals and in a hemp matrix. Enroll Now.


Enrollment and Samples

Enrollment is open from Monday, March 20 until Friday, April 7 at 5pm EST. All tests will ship overnight on April 24.

Data submission deadline is May 5 at 5pm EST. 

Test Samples are manufactured by an ISO 17043 accredited PT provider and require overnight shipping, which is included in the price of the test. After receiving and testing the sample, labs must submit their data through an electronic data portal.

Data analysis provided by AOCS with ISO 13528:2015 software and standards for ILC/PT's.


Emerald Test® Advisory Panel

The Emerald Test Advisory Panel defines the content of each test and the terms for data analysis as well as the criteria for receiving the Emerald Test Badge. The 2017 advisory panelists are:
  • Robert Martin, Ph.D., Founder of CW Analytical
  • Cynthia Ludwig, Director of Technical Services at AOCS
  • Rodger Voelker, Ph.D., Lab Director, OG Analytical
  • Tammy Meusitch, Quality Systems Development at RJ Lee Group
  • Shawn Kassner, Senior Scientist at Neptune & Company, Inc.
  • Jim Rowe,  Scientific Director at Steep Hill Labs
  • Chris Hudalla, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, ProVerde Labs
  • Susan Audino, Instructor at A2LA
  • Sytze Elzinga, The Werc Shop
  • Amanda Rigdon, Chief Technical Officer at Emerald Scientific

For more information visit www.emeraldtest.com.
For questions and help, email us at sales@emeraldscientific.com or call 877-567-3598 ext. 1.



Annual Meeting -Reduced Registration Ends March 31!

The Clock Is Ticking! Register By March 31 And Save up to $100!

2017 Annual Meeting is approaching fast. Join us April 30–May 3 in Orlando, Florida, for the ultimate collaboration from industry, academia, and government. There are many reasons to come back and experience another year of valuable information, resources, and networking. Here are just a few:
  • Hot Topics Symposia encompasses international discussions on current critical issues impacting the fats and oils industries.
    View symposia »
  • AOCS Special Sessions, including the Awards Plenary and Business Meeting provide additional opportunities to learn and connect with colleagues.
    View sessions »
  • AOCS Short Courses, offered prior to Annual Meeting, allow you to interact one-on-one with instructors and peers in your field.
    View short courses »
  • Industry Showcases are the gathering place for Annual Meeting attendees. The showcases will house more than 80 global companies in a variety of categories. They are also the hubs for major networking activities.
    See more »
You'll also have access to a variety of sessions featuring more than 650 oral and poster presentations within 12 interest areas.

Take Advantage of AOCS Membership
Become an AOCS member today and register at the discounted member rate. Your membership not only offers discounted registration, but also access to resources for networking and the most-up-to-date information, including access to the new premium members-only content library! See more about membership »

Register today to get in on the conversations and the savings!