West Coast Sensory Workshop 2019 II

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*Due to popular demand, a second sensory workshop has been added* 

The National Fisheries Institute in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration and NOAA-SIP invites you to participate in a course for inspectors, quality control professionals, purchasing agents, and anyone wishing to polish their sensory skills. This workshop will take place November 21 and November 22, 2019 at NOAA’s Western Regional Center in Seattle, WA. 

The workshop will cover FDA product categories 1, 2 and 5 with a species menu consisting of Cod, AK Pollock, Pink Salmon, Smoked Pink Salmon, Shrimp.  (The menu may change subject to availability.) The class is a hands-on workshop in decomposition led by Michael McLendon, FDA National Sensory Expert. Attendees will learn FDA sensory evaluation methods and FDA criteria for decomposition.

Sensory Expert Michael McLendon's Last Class: National Sensory Expert Michael McLendon is set to retire in 2020. This workshop will be his last industry-education event with the FDA. Attendees seeking to learn FDA sensory evaluation methods and FDA criteria for decomposition are encouraged to attend.

Questions: Please contact Richard Barry with any workshop questions. 


Thursday, November 21: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Friday, November 22: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


NOAA Western Regional Center

7600 Sand Point Way NE, Bldg.32

Seattle, Washington 98115

Registration Price


*A 5% credit card fee has been automatically added if you are paying by credit card. If you are sending a check please submit it for $998 and make it out to National Fisheries Institute.


Cancellation/Substitution Policy: All requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing to slow@nfi.org by Friday, November 1, 2019. Cancellation requests that are received by November 1 will be processed less the credit card fee. Refunds will be processed within 30 days after the event. Credit card fees will not be refunded. No verbal cancellations will be accepted. There will be no refunds after November 1 and NO REFUNDS for no-shows. Funds cannot be carried over to future NFI conference/events/workshops. Funds cannot be carried over to future workshops. Substitutions are welcome at anytime without penalty. By submitting the registration form, you are agreeing to this cancellation/substitution policy.

Sensory Workshop Registration USD 1,047.90 Sold Out!
When & Where
Nov 21
21st - 22nd November 2019
2019-11-21 08:00 AM 2019-11-22 04:00 PM America/New_York West Coast Sensory Workshop 2019 II 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Bldg.32 Seattle, , 98115

NOAA Western Regional Center