Friday, October 10, 2008


Volunteers sought for UAF canned salmon taste tests

Oct. 10, 2008

Do you want to eat salmon and crackers and further the cause of science?

More than 200 volunteers who like to eat fish are needed for canned salmon taste tests Oct. 13-17 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Wood Center. Participants will be asked to rate the salmon’s appearance, taste and texture on tests conducted by the UAF Fishery Industrial Technology Center in Kodiak with the assistance of UAF Cooperative Extension Service.

Sampling will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. each day in Wood Center Conference Rooms C & D. The taste test will take 10-15 minutes and cookies will be provided afterward. Participants must be at least 18.

Contact: Kathryn Idzorek, UAF Cooperative Extension Service foods research technician, at 474-5391 or

I love the part about the cookies. Because it's really difficult to get people to come eat salmon!

And "foods research technician"? How do I get that title, eh? :P


Rena said...

Oh neat! I love canned salmon -it's so different than fresh/frozen salmon that I consider it a totally different animal.
Dave adds: "What did we all die of? The salmon mousse?"

mudder said...

General Motors might be facing a potential bankruptcy. Auto parts related business like tires will be effected. Food Technician might be good, as long as you are not required to taste all kinds of food, good or bad.

D said...

Canned salmon is completely different. I'd be totally on board to taste salmon, but most canned salmon I've had that wasn't canned by my family...well all the bones aren't my favorite for one.