Quality Reference Materials (QRMs)

Obtaining known samples with reliable report results is key to training new people, calibrating equipment, testing new methods, and a multitude of other lab testing activities. AOCS offers Quality Reference Samples with their respective reports for these and other uses.

Consensus reference materials are available to purchase for quality assurance testing and internal quality control. All quality reference samples are analyzed by participants in the AOCS Laboratory Proficiency Program and shipped with peer-reviewed reports that include consensus mean values, z-scores,  and standard deviation for various components.

*Sample(s) in this series
Almond
Corn Meal
Corn Meal Test Kit
Cottonseed Meal
Peanut Butter
Peanut Paste Test Kit
Pistachio

Test Method and Determination
User-Specified Method, Aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, and G2

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*Sample(s) in this series
Cheese Powder
Dried Beef
Dried Chicken
Dried Cod
Dried Salmon
Dried Turkey
Egg Solids

Test Method and Determination
AOAC 994.10 Cholesterol

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Sample(s) in this series
DDGS

Test Method and Determination
NFTA 2.2.2.5 (105 C/3) hr Moisture
AOAC 990.03 (Combustion) Protein
AOAC 2001.11 (Kjeldahl, Cu Catalyst) Protein
AOAC 945.16 Crude Fat
AOAC 2003.06 Crude Fat
AOAC 920.39 Crude Fat
AOAC 978.10 Crude Fiber
AOCS Ba 6a-05 (filterbag) Crude Fiber  
User Specified* Ash

* Optional Test

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*Sample(s) in this series
Margarine Oil
Vegetable Shortening
Emulsified Shortening

Test Method and Determination
Cd 12b-92** OSI
Ca 5a-40 Free Fatty Acids
Cc 13b-45 AOCS Color
Cc 1-25* Capillary Melting Point
Cd 1d-92 Iodine Value
Cc 13e-92* Lovibond Color
Cc 18-80 Mettler Dropping Poing
User specified α-Monoglycerides
Cd 16-81 or Cd 16b-93 Solid Fat Content

**Optional Test

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*Sample(s) in this series
Fish Meal

Test Method and Determination
Ba 4d-90 or Ba 4e-93 Dumas Crude Protein
Ba 2a-38 Moisture
Ba 5a-49 Ash
Ba 3-38 Oil (petroleum ether)
AOAC 971.09 Pepsin Digestibility
Cd 3d-63 Acid Value
AOAC 920.03 Nitrogen

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*Sample(s) in this series
Corn Meal
         
Test Method and Determination
Aflatoxins B1, B2, B3, and Total

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*Sample(s) in this series
Canola Oil
Coconut Oil
Cottonseed Oil
Olive Oil
Palm Oil
Soybean Oil
Sunflower Oil

Test Method and Determination
Ce 1a-13 Fatty Acid Composition
Cd 1c-85** Iodine Value (calculated)
** Optional Test

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*Sample(s) in this series
Roundup Ready Soybean Meal (MON89788)

Test Method and Determination
User-Specified Method, % Presence

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*Sample(s) in this series
Marine Oil

Test Method and Determination
Ce 1i-07 or GOED Monograph Fatty Acid Composition
Cd 3d-63 Acid Value
Cd 8b-90 Peroxide Value
Cd 18-90 p-Anisidine Value

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*Sample(s) in this series
Marine Oil

Test Method and Determination
Cd 18-90 p-Anisidine Value
Ca 5a-40 Free Fatty Acids
Cd 1d-92 Iodine Value
Ca 3a-46 Insoluble Impurities
Ca 2b-38 Moisture
Cd 8b-90 Peroxide Value
Td 1a-64* Gardner Color
Cc 13b-45* Lovibond Color

* Optional Test

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*Sample(s) in this series
Marine Oil Fatty Acid Profile

Test Method and Determination
Ce 1b-89 or Ce 1i-07 FA Composition

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*Sample(s) in this series
Canola
Safflower
Sunflower

Test Method and Determination
Ai 1-80 Foreign Matter
Ai 2-75 Moisture
Am 2-93 Oil, Clean Seed Basis
Ai 4-91 or Ba 4e-93 Nitrogen
Ac 5-41 Free Fatty Acids
Ak 1-92 Glucosinolates
Ak 2-92 Chlorophyll

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Sample(s) in this series
Almonds

Test Method and Determination
User-Specified Method Moisture

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*Sample(s) in this series
Crude Coconut Oil
Crude Safflower Oil
Crude Sunflower Oil
Palm Oil

Test Method and Determination
Cc 13b-45 AOCS Color
Ca 5a-40 Free Fatty Acids
Cd 1d-92 Iodine Value
Cd 3-25 Saponification Value
Cc 10c-95 Mass/Unit Volume

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*Sample(s) in this series
Cheese Powder
Chocolate Powder
Chocolate Pudding
Egg Powder
Infant Formula
Milk Powder

Test Method and Determination
User-Specified Total Fat
Ce 1j-07 Fatty Acid Composition
User-Specified Total Protein
AOAC 985.35* or 984.27* Minerals
AOAC 992.04* or 992.06* Vitamin A
AOAC 992.26* Vitamin D
AOAC 992.03* Vitamin E

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*Sample(s) in this series
Soybean Meal
Canola Meal
Peanut Meal
Cottonseed Meal
Safflower Meal
Protein Concentrate

Test Method and Determination
Ba 6-84 Crude Fiber
Ba 2a-38 Moisture
Ba 3-38 Oil (petroleum ether)
Ba 4d-90 or Ba 4e-93 Nitrogen

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Sample(s) in this series
Olive Oil

Test Method and Determination
PART A     
Ca 5a-40 Free Fatty Acids            
Cd 8b-90 Peroxide Value
COI/T.20/Doc.19-Rev3; AOCS Ch 5-91 Delta K (UV Extinction) K270 K232 K225
            
PART B
COI/T.20/Doc. 20-2010; AOCS Ch 1-91 Triglycerides (ECN 42)
COI/T.20/Doc.17 and 24-2001; ISO 5508; AOCS Ch 2-91; AOCS Ce 2-66 Fatty Acid Composition
ISO 29822 Diacylglycerols
ISO 29841 Pyropheophytin
                                
PART C
COI/T.20/Doc. 30-2013 ISO 12228:2;1999; AOCS Ch 6-91 Sterols
COI/T.20./Doc.16-2001 Sterenes
COI/T.20/Doc.11-2001; AOCS Cd 26-96 Stigmastadienes
COI/T.20/Doc. 18-2003; AOCS Ch 8-02 Waxes
COI/T.20/Doc. 29-2009 Biphenols

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Sample(s) in this series
Palm Oil

Test Method and Determination
P4.3 PORIM Cloud Point
P4.1 PORIM Lovibond Color
P2.5 PORIM Free Fatty Acids
Cd 1d-92 Iodine Value
P4.2 PORIM* Slip Melting Point
Cd 16b-93 or Cd 16-81 Solid Fat Content

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*Sample(s) in this series
Peanuts

Test Method and Determination
Ab 5-49 Free Fatty Acids
Ab 1-49 Foreign Matter
Ab 2-49 Moisture
Ab 3-49 Oil
Ab 4-91 or Ba 4e-93 Nitrogen

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Sample(s) in this series
Soybean Oil

Test Method and Determination
Ca 12-55 Phosphorus

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*Sample(s) in this series
Emulsified Shortening
Margarine Oil
Vegetable Shortening

Test Method and Determination
Cd 16b-93 Solid Fat Content

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Sample(s) in this series
Soybeans

Test Method and Determination
Ac 5-41 Free Fatty Acids
Ac 2-41 Moisture
Ac 4-91 or Ba 4e-93 Nitrogen
Ac 3-44 Oil
Ba 6-84 Crude Fiber

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*Sample(s) in this series
Avocado Oil
Canola Oil
Evening Primrose Oil
Flaxseed Oil
Grapeseed Oil
Macadamia Oil
Palm Oil
Pecan Oil
Pistachio Oil
Pumpkin Seed Oil
Rice Bran Oil
Safflower Oil
Sesame Seed Oil
Sunflower Oil

Test Method and Determination
Cd 18-90 p-Anisidine Value
Ca 5a-40 Free Fatty Acids
Cd 1d-92 Iodine Value
Ca 2b-38 Moisture
Cd 8b-90 Peroxide Value
Ce 1i-07 Fatty Acid Composition

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*Sample(s) in this series
Soybean Oil

Test Method and Determination
Ca 18 -79 Copper, Iron and & Nickel

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*Sample(s) in this series
Non-Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
Hydrogenated Soybean Oil

Test Method and Determination
Ce 1h-05 Total trans Fatty Acids by GC
Cd 14-95 Total trans Fatty Acids by IR

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*Sample(s) in this series
low trans salad oil
coating compound
salad oil (2)
margarine

Test Method and Determination
Collaborative Study samples for method Ce 1h-05

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Sample(s) in this series
Unground Soybean Meal

Test Method and Determination

Ba 6-84 Crude Fiber
Ba 2a-38 Moisture
Ba 3-38 Oil (petroleum ether)
Ba 4d-90 or Ba 4e-93 Nitrogen

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Sample(s) in this series
Vegetable Oil

Test Method and Determination
Cc 13b-45 Color
Cc 13e-92* Lovibond Red Color


*Optional Test

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Natural Bleaching Clay

  • 4-lb. cans

Refining Cup - 960 mL
For use with AOCS Official Method Ca-9a 52.