Sensory Evaluation

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 to Thursday, September 27, 2018
Event Type: 
Non-NEHA Event
Event City: 
New Brunswick
Event State: 
New Jersey

Course includes hands-on working demo with Excel!

Great food products delight many senses all at once. In fact, the sensory quality of a food product is the single most important factor influencing its success in the marketplace. You can increase the chances of a product's success in today's food and pharmaceutical markets if you can understand and measure the sensory quality of foods.

Build your sensory evaluation skills and develop a greater understanding of the science behind food aroma, taste, color, and texture in this 2-day class.

Through lectures and hands-on demonstrations, you will:

  • Examine the pros and cons of different food sensory tests, set up testing procedures, and evaluate real products.
  • Develop the practical skills necessary to set up your own discrimination tests, create testing protocol, apply real test procedures, and interpret what the results mean for your food product.
  • Learn how to evaluate the sensory quality of food products using statistical descriptive analysis.
  • Perform statistical tests using easy-to-learn steps and then progress to more complex assessment techniques.

This course includes a special visit to the Rutgers University Food Science Department and a tour of their sensory evaluation laboratories. You will be introduced to cutting-edge food related research and the innovative sensory evaluation techniques currently practiced there. Ask questions and see research related to concepts just learned in the classroom!

NOTE: A background in statistics is NOT required for this course. For more advanced food science statistical training, be sure to register for Making Sense of the Numbers: Statistics for Food Scientists on September 28, 2018.

Contact Name: 
Suzanne Hills
Organization: 
Rutgers University
Phone: 
848-932-7234
Email: 
suzanne.hills@rutgers.edu