About ICUMSA

ICUMSA (International Commission for Uniform Methods of Sugar Analysis) is a world-wide body which brings together the activities of the National Committees for Sugar Analysis in more than thirty member countries.

Work is carried out under various Subjects each headed by a Referee. 

ICUMSA is the only international organisation concerned solely with analytical methods for the sugar industry. In addition to use by that industry, ICUMSA methods are recognised by authorities such as the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the OIML, the EU, and the US Food  Chemicals Codex. 

Methods are recommended for Tentative (T) approval by ICUMSA in the first instance. Upon meeting all the Commission's requirements, methods are accorded Official (O) status. Methods which are demonstrably useful and have found an established application, or which do not lend themselves to collaborative testing, are given an Accepted (A) status. Details of how the status of Methods has been established may be obtained by reading the relevant Proceedings. 


History

Officers of ICUMSA

 

Year

Place

Session

President

General Secretary

1897

Hamburg

1st

A. Herzfeld, Germany

1898

Vienna

2nd

A. Herzfeld, Germany

1900

Paris

3rd

A. Herzfeld, Germany

1903

Berlin

4th

A. Herzfeld, Germany

F.G. Wiechmann, USA

1906

Berne

5th

A. Herzfeld, Germany

F.G. Wiechmann, USA

1909

London

6th

A. Herzfeld, Germany

F.G. Wiechmann, USA

1912

New York

7th

A. Herzfeld, Germany

F.G. Wiechmann, USA

1932

Amsterdam

8th

F. Bates, USA

L. Eynon, UK

1936

London

9th

F. Bates, USA

L. Eynon, UK

1949

Brussels

10th

F. Bates, USA

F. Tödt, Germany

1954

Paris

11th

F. Bates, USA (to 1953)

G. Payne, UK

H.C.S. de Whalley, UK (from 1954)

D. Gross, UK

1958

Washington

12th

H.C.S. de Whalley, UK

D. Gross, UK

1962

Hamburg

13th

H.C.S. de Whalley, UK

D. Gross, UK

1966

Copenhagen

14th

J. Dubourg, France

R. Saunier, France

1970

London

15th

J. Dubourg, France (to 1969)

R. Saunier, France

A. Carruthers, UK (from 1970)

1974

Ankara

16th

A. Carruthers, UK

D. Hibbert, UK

1978

Montreal

17th

A. Carruthers, UK

D. Hibbert, UK

1982

Dublin

18th

E. Reinefeld, Germany

A. Emmerich, Germany

1986

Cannes

19th

E. Reinefeld, Germany

A. Emmerich, Germany

1990

Colorado Springs

20th

M.R. Player, Austtralia

E. Whaymann, Australia

1994

Havana

21st

M.R. Player, Australia

R.J. McCowage, Australia

1998

Berlin

22nd

M.R. Player, Australia

R.J. McCowage, Australia

2002

Pune

23rd

G. Vaccari, Italy

G. Mantovani, Italy

2004

Atlanta

24th

G. Vaccari, Italy

H. Puke, Germany

2006

Aguas de São Pedro

25th

G. Vaccari, Italy

H. Puke, Germany

2008

Delray Beach

26th

G. Parkin, UK

H. Puke, Germany

2010

Berlin

27th

G. Parkin, UK

H. Puke, Germany

2012

Cambridge

28th

G. Parkin, Germany

H. Puke, Germany