EUROPEAN ODOUR STANDARD EN13725: AN UDPATE
The European Standard for olfactometry (EN13725) was first published in 2003. Last year, we updated you on progress with its proposed revision as it went through a period of public consultation. To take a look back at that update and understand more about EN13725, you can click here.
WHAT DOES 2020 HOLD FOR EN13725?
We can now update you on the latest progress, following a meeting of the CEN/TC264 Working Group 2 (WG2). Robert Sneath (Director at Silsoe Odours), represents the UK within the working group. He attended the two-day meeting in January 2020 in Delft, alongside other odour experts from across Europe.
Together, they started work to review comments received during the period of public consultation – a mere 109 pages of them! This forms the ‘comment resolution’ period of the revision process. Once the working group has finished reviewing all comments, they will either implement or dismiss them. Following this, the new standard will then move forward to approval and ultimately publication.
Take a closer look at the scope of the EN13725 revision and the timeline to publication on the bsi Standards Development website.
COMPLIANCE WITH EN13725
In the UK, you can demonstrate your compliance with the British version of EN13725 by earning accreditation from UKAS. Silsoe Odours holds UKAS accreditation for both on-site odour sampling and odour testing in our laboratory. You can see details of our accreditations here and our UKAS schedule of accreditation here.
Finally, if you’d like to understand more about the changes to EN13725, please do get in touch. Our Director, Robert Sneath, has been working on the standard since its inception in 2003. He can shed light on any queries and is happy to answer your questions. Simply give us a call on 01525 860222.