Here is your news for January 2019...
This Month @ AACCI
NEW AND IMPROVED! AACC Laboratory Proficiency Rating Program
Important Dates
February 19, 2019 Nominations for AACCI Awards Due
February 28, 2019 — Voting Deadline for 2019 Council Election
April 15–17, 2019 Cereals&Europe 18th EYCSTW
April 17–19, 2019  2019 Milling & Baking Spring Technical Conference
Nov. 3–5, 2019  Cereals & Grains 19, AACCI — Cereals & Grains Association Annual Meeting
The Laboratory Proficiency Program provides key quality tools for food-testing laboratories worldwide, including check samples, statistical analysis of results, and confidentiality. Among the improvements made to the original Check Sample Program, the most important is the change to the data entry and Laboratory Proficiency Program software platform. Measure your laboratory performance with confidence against the best industry standards and other participants. Learn about the new features and enhancements of this valuable program. 
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Science & Trends
Cereal Chemistry
Tittlemier et al. look at the variability in gluten measurements obtained by ELISA and visual inspection in a variety of whole grains, thereby providing guidance on how to improve the analysis of gluten contamination of non-gluten-containing cereals.
Cereal Foods World: Design Thinking for Food: An Overview and Potential Application for Grains
In the dynamic and changing world of food product development, design thinking is being used as an effective innovation tool kit to help researchers, product developers, and food designers create breakthrough solutions to complex challenges. Read more in the latest issue of Cereal Foods World.
Cereals & Grains 19
Cereals & Grains 19, the AACC International — Cereals & Grains Association annual meeting, will be here before you know it! Keep an eye on the meeting website and follow the association on Twitter and Facebook for updates on registration, abstracts, accommodations, sponsorships, and more in the coming months! 
2019 Board Elections
Members will receive an electronic ballot via e-mail for this year's AACCI — Cereals & Grains Association election. Read the candidate profiles in Cereal Foods World and be sure to cast your vote by February 28, 2019!
Nominate an AACCI — Cereals & Grains Association colleague for an award! View which awards will be given in 2018 and the nomination guidelines online. The application deadline is February 18, 2019.
The United Nations recently declared that February 10 will now mark World Pulses Day. The day recognizes that pulse crops are strong sources of plant-based proteins and amino acids for human diets and offer invaluable ecosystem services. The UN previously declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses. Read more about the declaration online.
Spotlight: Katharina Scherf
Katharina Scherf is head of the Functional Biopolymer Chemistry research unit at the Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich in Freising, Germany. She served as the Annual Meeting Program Chair for Cereals & Grains 18 in London. Read more about Scherf's career and commitment to the association in the latest issue of Cereal Foods World.
Sections & Divisions
Northwest Section
This event will take place February 6, 2019, in Golden Valley, Minnesota. Register now and check out the schedule, panelists, menu, and more!
Not only are sorghum and millets rich in micronutrients and phytochemicals, but they are highly versatile and sustainable crops. Learn about these remarkable grains in the new edition of Sorghum and Millets: Chemistry, Technology, and Nutritional Attributes. Co-published with Elsevier. AACCI — Cereals & Grains Association members save 30% by using this discount code at checkout: AACCI30.
Job Center
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