Use Your Technical Knowledge for the Greater Good

The Standard-Specific Interest Group (SSIG) for Standard T 449 om-14 Bacteriological examination of paper and paperboard needs 5-7 new members to ballot and complete the next review. Part of the Papermaking Additives Committee, this method is important because it provides a procedure for determining the number of colony-forming units (CFU’s) per gram of paper or paperboard in accordance with the requirements of the Dairymen’s Standard as published by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Food and Drug Administration.

Your participation in this SSIG can impact the health and safety of your community. Trained technicians follow the procedures in Standard T 449 om-14 under appropriate laboratory conditions to ensure quality assurance and safety to create reproducible results in performing bacteriological examinations of paper and paperboard that is intended for use as single service containers and closures for dairy products. Join now!

All TAPPI Standards Test Methods have a SSIG made up of industry professionals who regularly review and vote on that Test Method. Each SSIG must have a minimum of 10 volunteers to conduct a valid review. Participation requires 20 minutes or less over the course of a year. There are no obligated meetings to attend and it’s an easy way to impact the industry while sharing your technical knowledge and growing as an influencer. You don’t have to be an expert to participate, and young professionals are more than welcome!