Technical Group of sensory and chemical assessors

In line with Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/786, a technical group of sensory and chemical assessors shall assist the Independent Advisory Panel. This group will carry out the practical sensory and chemical assessments of tobacco products and provide input to the panel on the methodology to be used for the technical assessment of these products. The methodology for sensory analysis shall be based on a comparison of the smelling properties of the test product with those of reference products. The technical group shall act independently of the Independent Advisory Panel.

The technical group is being set up via a public procurement procedure and a related call has been launched.

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