Standards Affiliations

​​​Codex Alimentarius

Cereals & Grains Association Technical Committee representatives are participating in Codex Alimentarius on a number of commodity committees, the dietary fibre and the committee for sampling and methods of analysis (CCMAS). Cereals & Grains Association (formerly AACC) has a history of active participation through the Codex Committee on Cereals, Pulses and Legumes which was retired in 1995 and we are working at re-establishing our Codex Alimentarius “Observer Status.” This will enable Cereals & Grains Association to present Cereals & Grains Association member positions directly to the international Codex Alimentatius discussions. In the meantime, we continue to participate through the international Codex contact points.

​Inter-agency Meeting (IAM)

Inter-agency Meeting has accepted and approved the request from Cereals & Grains Association as a member of the Interagency Approved Meeting to advise on methods of analysis and sampling at CCMAS.

​AOAC International

Many methods are consistent with the AOAC Intl methods, the method validation collaborative trials follow the same guidelines and performance criteria.


We continue to work to co-recognize AOCS and FDA BAM methods when appropriate.


Cereals & Grains Association Technical Committees participate in the activities of ISO, in TC 34, and in particular SC 4 and SC 16. ISO works through ANSI and other standards organisations around the world. Cereals & Grains Association members can work with the Technical Committees through the USA-based Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) or join their local TAG for specific matrices and applications.


Cereals & Grains Association and the International Association for Cereal Science and Technology (ICC) have developed a sub-set of harmonized methods that are acceptable by any cereals laboratory worldwide for the analysis of key constituents and parameters that are frequently tested on an international basis.