The last ASTM Committee E18 on Sensory Evaluation of Materials and Products meeting that was hold in the middle of October is over and some documents have been revised and approved for this year. The standards the sensory evaluation of Foods and Beverages and for Beverages Containing Alcohol have been approved and the new texts are already available.
The Committee E18 was formed in 1960 and to date it has around 240 members spread in 10 technical subcommittees that currently maintain jurisdiction over 31 standards. During the last meeting hold in New Orleans several items were discussed. Now ASTM informs that two Standards have been finally updated, the E1871 and the E1879.
The last version of the E1871 - Standard Guide for Serving Protocol for Sensory Evaluation of Foods and Beverages dated from 2010 and there was a need of a review for reapproval. In addition it was necessary to update the global application and robustness of the standard. The final text has been published and it is available for purchase here.
Also, the E1879 - Standard Guide for Sensory Evaluation of Beverages Containing Alcohol has been revised to E1879-17. This standard is also developed by the Subcommittee E18.06 on Food and Beverage Evaluation. Last version was from 2010 and it needed to be updated.
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