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TC23 – Metrology in Food and Nutrition

The Technical Committee 23 of IMEKO (IMEKO TC23) was founded in 2006. The aim of this important milestone was to strength the links between food consumption and Metrology to allow the spread of metrological principles and concepts into food and nutrition area by an international organization supported by a host of outstanding metrology experts.

Objectives of TC23 – F&N Metrology is an emerging discipline that is helpful in strengthening the reliability of analytical data, and integration of metrological concepts into the measurement process is the need of the hour. This step is necessary also to ensure sustainability of the analytical QA process. These tasks are looked upon as a twin assignment under TC23:

  • enhancing the reliability of F&N measurements by introducing metrological concepts, and
  • strengthening the metrological capability of the professional pool (capacity building for young investigators),  since the academic systems in the F&N areas generally do not provide for adequate training that includes teaching metrology.

The TC23 focuses on addressing a variety of metrological issues connected with food and nutritional measurements, e.g. food safety assays and relevant  inorganic chemical metrology aspects.

Past symposia and workshops organized by IMEKO TC23

MEFNM 2008 (TC23)1st IMEKO TC23 Conference (MEFNM 2008 – together with TC19 and TC24), Budapest, HUNGARY, 10 – 12 September 2008

TC23 Conference 2011Joint Conference on Metrological Traceability in the Globalization Age (together with TC8 and TC24), Paris, FRANCE, 06 – 08 April 2011

TC23 Symposium 2013Joint International IMEKO TC8+TC23+TC24 Symposium Lisbon, PORTUGAL, 22 – 23 September 2013

1st IMEKOFOODS ConferenceMetrology Promoting Objective and Measurable Food Quality and Safety Rome, ITALY, 12 – 15 October 2014

2nd IMEKOFOODS ConferenceMetrology Promoting Objective and Measurable Food Quality and Safety Benevento, ITALY, 02 – 10 October 2016