ASTM E619 - 17

    Standard Practice for Evaluating Foreign Odors and/or Flavors from Paper Packaging

    Active Standard ASTM E619 | Developed by Subcommittee: E18.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.08


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    Significance and Use

    3.1 Use—This practice should be used by assessors, trained as described in ASTM STP 758,2 under the direction of a knowledgeable panel leader.

    3.2 Significance—This practice can be used to evaluate type and intensity of indigenous and foreign odors and/or flavors in paper packaging materials. A knowledgeable panel leader may be able to determine the source of a foreign odor/flavor from the information obtained from this procedure.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the evaluation of odors in paper packaging and establishes smelling and testing procedures for trained sensory panels.

    1.2 This practice covers the evaluation of odors and flavors transferred to various food media from paper packaging.

    1.3 This practice covers effective techniques for determining the type and source of the odor/flavor and establishing the severity of the off-note.

    1.4 The techniques used in this practice are applicable to all paper packaging products and to auxiliary components, such as coatings, inks, and adhesives, as well as plastic materials used in conjunction with paper.

    1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.7 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 55.040 (Packaging materials and accessories)

    UNSPSC Code

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    DOI: 10.1520/E0619-17

    Citation Format

    ASTM E619-17, Standard Practice for Evaluating Foreign Odors and/or Flavors from Paper Packaging, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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