AOAC Europe Section history


In March 1983 a first meeting of the AOAC Europe steering committee was organized in Brussels. The activities stretched from co-organizing analytical events to organizing AOAC Training Courses on Quality Assurance in Europe in 1986 and 1987 and a microbiological seminar in Santander, Spain in 1988. Following the urge by the AOAC Board of Directors the steering committee organized a one-day symposium in the Netherlands in 1989 and during that symposium the attendees voted for members of an Executive Committee. The chosen persons divided the positions of president, secretary and treasurer.
The "LLSS" Low Lands SubSection, is founded in Maastricht, the Netherlands, in November 1995. The name is changed into Lowlands Sectionn in 25 March 2003. Visit the Homepage of the Lowlands Section.

The Section organized symposia (time, place and title):

2015 May in Stockholm, Sweden,
International Workshop, AOAC Europe in cooperation wth NMKL and NordVal International,
Food Labs in Crystal Ball; Future Challenges in Food Analysis.

2013 April in Paris, France,
International symposium, AOAC Europe - ASFILAB, New Trends on Methods for Pesticides nad Drug Residues

2012 May in Copenhagen, Denmark,
AOAC Europe - NMKL International Symposium. Rapid methods - chemical, microbiological and sensory analysis of foods

2011 October Universiity Erlangen - Nuremberg, Germany,
International Workshop, AOAC Europe. Quality Control of Botanicals TCM, Herbal Food Supplements and Herbal Medicinal Products.

2009 November in Paris, France,
International Workshop, AOAC Europe/ASFILAB, Conference on New Trrends in Food Analyses: From LC MS Technologies to UPLC
Sessions on Vitamins, Drug residues, Allergens, Mycotoxins, Pesticides.

2006 November 6-7 in Limassol, Cyprus
International Workshop
Foods to Dye for - Contaminants-sampling, analysis, legal limits.

2008 April 17-18 in Lisbon, Portugal,
International Workshop, AOAC Europe in cooperation with Ordem dos Farmaceuticos
Enforcement of European Legislation on Food and Water: Analytical and Toxicological Aspects.

2006 March 27-28 in Brussels, Belgium
4th International Workshop on Water in Food.
European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements co-sponsored by AOAC Europe.

2005 March 3-4 in Brussels, Belgium
Symposium on Legal limits on the road to food safety: establishing sound criteria for compliance decisions.
AOAC Europe in cooperation with Eurachem.

2000 May 17-18 in Munich, Germany
Conference on Genetically Modified Organisms in the Food Chain;
AOAC Europe in cooperation with Lebensmittelchemische Gesellschaft der GDCH and Deutsche Veterinärmedizinische Gesellschaft (DVG).

1998 June 11-12 in Copenhagen, Denmark
AOAC Europe in cooperation with Eurachem, Denmark
Quality Assurance in Computerized Laboratories - Analytical, Clinical and Pharmaceutical Laboratories.

1996 April 18-19 in Paris, France
AOAC Europe in cooperation with ASFILAB (= French Association of Food Chemists). Vitamins, Micronutrients and Microbiology
Quality Assurance and Advances in Analytical Methodology.

1994 September 29-30 in Nyon, Switzerland
Food and Feed Analysis. A Focus on methods with minimal hazards to Health and Environment. 

1993 March 29-30 in Sitges, Barcelona, Spain
AOAC Europe in cooperation with Eurachem. Good Automated Laboratory Practice.

1991 November 12-13 in Maastricht, the Netherlands
Protection of Public Health. A Challenge for Food and Environmental Analysts.

1990 October 11-12 in Brussels, Belgium
Analytical Science in Europe. The elimination of barriers.