The quality and technical development of an olfactometry laboratory is not free of setbacks and deviations, which are often ignored or even unknown. These can be found in every step of the laboratory procedure, selection and calibration of panelists, sampling, olfactometry analysis and results.
After twenty years of experience and being participating in a proficiency test since 2010, the factors that may influence in our successful performance were analyzed. The results of this analysis lead to a general review of the other activities and processes of the laboratory.
I. Muñoz*, V. Zorich
Envirometrika - Santiago, Chile