Finnish Food Authority operates as reference laboratory for sensory testing on food of animal origin. Particular sensory methods have had accreditation since 1993. Finnish Food Authority's performance as reference laboratory includes, for instance development and harmonisation of sensory methods, and advising on and training in the methods. As reference laboratory, in controversial situations Finnish Food Authority also performs sensory evaluations within the scope of our operations.
Sensory analyses related to controlling, for example sensory quality assessments to control EU grants, form a major part of sensory analytics at Finnish Food Authority. In addition, Finnish Food Authority carries out sensory evaluations as commissioned and based on regular research agreements.
Finnish Food Authoritys operations also include externally financed projects. Finnish Food Authority does also participate in international work to develop sensory methods, for example Nordic Committee on Food Analysis (NMKL), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), International Dairy Federation (IDF).
- Tiina Ritvanen, tel. 040 489 3415