Organizing IMEKO TC

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

  • 1st IMEKO TC23 Conference on Food and Nutritional Measurements. 10 – 12 September 2008, Budapest, Hungary
  • IMEKO TC 23, TC 24 and TC 8 joint event  "Metrological traceability in the globalization age". 6-8 April 2011, Paris
  • IMEKO TC8, TC23 and TC24 International Symposium 2013 “Recent Advances on Traceability of Chemical Food and Nutrition Measurements”. Lisbon, September 22th - 24th, 2013