“Metrology and traceability – Applications in the food sector”


Speaker 1

  Dr. Ioannis Sitaras
Director of the Laboratories Accreditation Division
Hellenic Accreditation System (ESYD)
7 Thisseos Str. Kallithea Athens GR17676E-mail: sitaras@esyd.grShort CV


Title: “The establishment of traceability of measurements in food testing through the use of reference materials”


Abstract: Traceability of measurement in food testing can be established through the use of calibrated equipment and certified materials. In the field of food testing there are types of testing where the establishment of traceability is not an easy task e.g chemical, biochemical, biological. The presentation focus on the difficulties in the establishment of traceability regarding the use of reference materials (uncertaintenty, suitabiliy, commutability) and the use of any alternative approach to the traceability, including interlaboratory comparisons, calibration of equipment etc. Also the importance and contribution of the use of reference materials in the quality of testing in foods is also presented, in relation to method validation-verification and interal quality control.

Speaker 2

  Dr. Eugenia N. Lampi
General Chemical State Laboratory
Head of B’ Chemical Services of Athens
15 An. Tsocha st, 11521 Athens (Greece)E-mail: e.lampi@gcsl.grShort CV


Title:Chemical metrology and traceability in food testing


Abstract: Traceability chain is necessary to ensure the quality and acceptability of measurements results. Uncertainty is a critical tool to characterize this quality and should be estimated in each step of the chain. Traceability in chemical analysis is a less established, comparing to physical measurements, process, however continuously improving. In any approach which could be used in order to achieve traceability and comparability in chemical measurements and specifically in food testing, several issues should be taken into account such as the complexity of the chemical analysis, involvement of complicated instrumentation and indirect measure of the analyte. In many analytical processes the direct traceability to mole is not achievable and a more flexible infrastructure is required. Several traceability infrastructure models are presented covering rational analytical methods which can be traceable to mole through a traceability chain, empirical and qualitative methods which cannot be traceable to mole.


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