Example 6

Insufficient ballot documentation.

REASON FOR NEGATIVE AND COMMITTEE ACTION

Mr. Doe voted negative for the following reason:

I am voting negative on Item 1, Revision of X9999-96. This proposed revision has the effect of expanding X9998 to include honey as an acceptable coating material.

Having attended the X99 and X99.23 meetings last February, my recollection is that the people who proposed this revision promised to include testing data to document the performance of honey as an acceptable alternative to the basic sugar coating that has been specified since the inception of this standard in 1981. Inasmuch as the promised testing data are not included, the proposed revision is unacceptable.

SUBCOMMITTEE ACTION

At the meeting on 9/9/99, Subcommittee X99.23 voted
3-0-5 to rule Mr. Doe’s negative not persuasive for the following reason:

The technical information is available and will be supplied to Mr. Doe by Messrs. Jones and Smith.