Testing Laboratories within the Food Sector are experiencing a renewed focus on their Estimation of Measurement Uncertainty for tests within their scope of accreditation.
There are new requirements within ISO17025:2017 for reporting of Statements of Conformity to laboratory clients. The Decision Rules used to determine conformity have to be agreed with the client. It is not possible to know the level of risk nor to make a statement of conformance if the measurement uncertainty has not been calculated. The LabCred Accreditation and CLAS Accreditation requirements align with the updated requirements in ISO17025:2017, with the purpose of providing confidence in the results reported.
“How certain are you of the measurements in your test report? How well does the result represent the value of the quantity being measured?”
This course explains the concept of measurement uncertainty and describes the two main approaches for estimation of uncertainty for testing laboratories in the food sector. It is suitable for those who have previously calculated measurement uncertainty or are at the early stages in this process.
The aim of this programme is to provide delegates an introduction to the tools and knowledge they need to;
a) Select an approach for measurement of uncertainty of their test.
b) Calculate and combine uncertainties.
c) Report uncertainty in their test reports.
d) Comprehend the relationship between measurement uncertainty, decision rules and statements of conformance.
9:15am - 4:30pm (virtual)