February 2000

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Sensory Analysis Accreditation Workshop Offered this April in Toronto

THE WORKSHOP, “Accreditation/Certification,” will be offered on April 12, 1:00-5:00 p.m., at the Sheraton, Toronto, Ontario, Canada during ASTM Committee Week, April 11-14. Presented by Committee E18 on Sensory Evaluation of Materials and Products, the workshop will explore certification issues of sensory laboratories and professionals. It will benefit sensory professionals who evaluate food, cosmetics, household, and personal care products; members of sensory testing laboratories; and companies that utilize sensory testing laboratories.

Presentations will include, “Issues Related to Certification/ Accreditation,” by Edgar Chambers, IV, Sensory Analysis Center, Kansas State University, Manhattan; “Walking the Talk, ISO 9000: A Tool for Quality Management,” Anne Goldman, Applied Consumer & Clinical Evaluations, Inc, Ontario Canada; “Guidelines for Proficiency Testing in Sensory Analysis,” by David Lyon, Campden & Chorleywood Food Research Association, Chipping Campden, UK; and “Certification Approach from a Related Discipline,” by Nancy Kolkebeck, J. Reckner Associates, Montgomeryville, Pa. Cost: $50.00; pre-registration is encouraged. To register, please contact Committee E18 Staff Manager Jim Olshefsky, ASTM (610/832-9714).

For further information, contact Ruth Hollender, Pennsylvania State University, 120C Borland Laboratory, University Park, PA 16802 (814/863-2971; fax: 814/863-6132). If you cannot attend but wish to contribute information to a standard being developed by ASTM Committee E18 on the certification of sensory analysis labs/professionals, contact Dolores Chambers, Director of Sensory Analysis Center, Dept. of Foods and Nutrition, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-1407 (785/532-0162).

Committee E18 meets April 11-14 during April Committee Week. For meeting or membership details, contact E18 Staff Manager Jim Olshefsky, ASTM (610/832-9714).