Friday, September 10, 2021

Did you know that AOCS Laboratory Proficiency Program (LPP) has a Nutritional Labeling and a Cholesterol series?

Does your laboratory offer Nutritional labeling testing services? Demonstrating your proficiency through the AOCS Laboratory Proficiency Program (LPP) provides assurance to your stakeholders, customers and regulators – and gains you the international recognition that you deserve.

Both the Nutritional Labeling and the Cholesterol series offer two samples per quarter for the entire LPP program year. Analysts in the Nutritional Labeling series test for fatty acid composition, total fat and total protein with optional tests for minerals and for Vitamins A, D and E by AOCS, AOAC or user-specified methods on sample products such as infant formula, chocolate pudding, egg powder and salad dressing. Participants in the Cholesterol series use the AOAC 994.10 Method to test for cholesterol on sample products such as egg yolk powder and powdered chicken, turkey and beef.

Deadline to enroll in the 3rd and 4th quarter for the 2021-2022 LPP year is November 20, 2021.

Analysts who participate in all 4 quarters of the series can apply to be an Approved Chemist. Approval is earned by superior performance during the previous LPP year. Labs with Approved Chemists for the 2020-2021 Nutritional Labeling and Cholesterol series include: Eurofins Nutrition Analysis Center, Trouw Nutrition Canada Laboratory, and AESCL Office of the Missouri State Chemist at the University of Missouri. To learn more about the Approved Chemist Program, visit our website.

Labs with Approved Chemists are featured in the AOCS Recommended Lab Directory.

If you have questions about this program, please contact Dawn Shepard, Laboratory Proficiency Program Manager at

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