Friday, July 21, 2017

Olive Oil Labs Recognized

AOCS would like to thank all of the panels that participated during the 2016-2017 Olive Oil Sensory Panel test. Several labs have been awarded for excellence in testing.

AOCS Recognized Panels

Panels that attained a low SPN score in the AOCS proficiency testing program in 2016–2017.
There is a 3 way tie for first place this year. Congratulations to all of the winners.

Agricultural  Products  Distribution  Division, Kagawa, Japan • First Place

Modern Olives, California, USA • First Place

Multichrome Lab, Athens, Greece • First Place

Pompeian, Inc., Maryland, USA • First Place

Sunset Olive Oil, LLC., California, USA • Honorable Mention

Fabrica Torrejana SA, Riachos, Portugal • Honorable Mention

NSW Department of Primary Industries, Wagga Wagga, Australia • Honorable Mention

Applied Sensory, LLC., California, USA • Honorable Mention

Chemiservice SRL, Bari, Italy • Honorable Mention

California Olive Oil Council, California, USA • Honorable Mention

AOCS Accredited Panels

SPN score of 5 or less in the 2016–2017 proficiency program.
Must be an AOCS member in good standing and have a signed agreement that states all of the requirements for testing were met.

Valentina Cardone, Chemiservice, Monopoli, Italy

Maria Garzon, Pompeian, Inc., Baltimore, MD, USA

Jamie Ayton, NSW Dept. of Primary Industries, Wagga Wagga, Australia

Natalia Ruiz, Modern Olives Laboratory Services, USA, Woodland, CA, USA

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Friday, July 14, 2017


A friendly reminder: August 1 is the early bird deadline for the Algae Biomass Summit!

Don’t miss the exciting program coming together for the 11th annual Summit taking place in Salt Lake City, October 29 – November 1. The Summit is the algae industry’s premier event—the world’s largest algae conference—and this is your opportunity to save big.

The Summit’s agenda will cover algae developments in everything from feed and food to fuel and pharmaceuticals. Discover the latest breakthroughs, catch up on cutting-edge research and learn about product development milestones from companies ranging from small startups to multi-billion dollar companies. 

  Register today and save up to $200! Click here to register.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Get involved:FREE Division Membership

Join any of the ten AOCS Divisions for free! For a limited time only, we are offering free Division membership for the remainder of 2017.

Why join an AOCS Division?
  1. Accessing the latest findings in your interest area
  2. Networking with professionals in your interest area
  3. Opportunities for award recognition and funding
  4. Getting involved and making a difference
  5. It’s inexpensive and easy!
Divisions not only host events and develop the technical programming at the AOCS Annual Meeting, they also engage in year-round discussions and volunteer activities. Join a Division today to stay up to date with new developments in your area of specialization, and access a remarkable community of scientists, educators, and fats and oils industry leaders who share the most current news and research in their areas of study.

If you are interested in joining any of the ten AOCS Divisions, please contact Doreen Berning at or +1 217-693-4813 by July 31, 2017.

Agricultural Microscopy
Animal Feed
Edible Applications Technology
Food and Feed
Food Structure and Functionality
Health and Nutrition
Industrial Oil Products
Lipid Oxidation/Flavor and Properties
Oilseeds and Fats
Personal Care
Protein and Co-Products
Specialty Oils
Surfactants and Detergents

There’s a movement going on – one that aims to help build sustainable solutions to feed 9 billion people.

This September, we’re asking you to help build sustainable solutions to feed 9 billion people.

For the very first time, our friends at the Life Science Association of Manitoba are hosting the 2017 Agricultural Bioscience International Conference in Winnipeg! ABIC 2017 is the premier global meeting that promotes innovation in bioscience for sustainable food, feed, fiber and fuel security as the climate changes. This three-day conference gives researchers, policy makers and industry leaders from around the globe a chance to learn about solutions for food security and agricultural sustainability firsthand.

This year’s conference includes workshop sessions, keynote sessions and technical presentations led by some of the most admired and outspoken leaders in our sector. The conference also features an interactive tradeshow hall, a student research competition, industry tours, harvest dinners and more! Learn about their exciting program and speaker roster at

Purchase your tickets online today at For more information, contact Don’t forget to follow their hashtags #ABIC2017 and #SolutionsStartHere!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Get Content. Get Connected. Get a Discount.

Demonstrate your technical knowledge and leadership skills when you contribute to the development of an ever-more vibrant fats and oils scientific community. Whether your expertise is in analytical chemistry, lipid oxidation, surfactants, lipidomics, or something related, there is a place for you in the Society. Members of the American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) play an integral role in shaping our industry—we invite you to join.

You don’t have to wait until next year. Join AOCS for the remainder of 2017 for $120 (offer ends August 15).

Get the tools and resources you need to build upon your expertise. Membership includes:

  • Presentations from the recent AOCS Annual Meeting on the AOCS Premium Content Library on inform|connect
  • Print issues of INFORM magazine to help you stay current on the latest scientific advances, trends, and topics. 

You'll also have the opportunity to demonstrate your technical expertise and gain leadership experience within an AOCS Division, Section, Common Interest Group, or committee.

Be known. Stay current. Make connections.