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Sensory analysis techniques

Sensory analysis techniques

Descriptive Analysis

This approach is recommended for larger sample sizes where an in–depth understanding of the sensory characteristics of products is required or if the data is to be correlated with consumer or analytical data.

To meet our clients' needs we have developed this method to offer a cost effective solution to sensory profiling. This approach is usually adapted for smaller sample sizes or when the focus is on a limited number of attributes. This is particularly useful for screening products to obtain top–line information on their sensory characteristics.

Rapid methods, particularly ideal for ‘sensory screening’ of samples with different characteristics. Napping® and partial Napping® use a panel of trained assessors. Samples are grouped on a two dimensional surface according to similarities and differences, to produce a map, and descriptive terms applied to each sample within the map.

Discrimination Testing

Triangle testing can be run for both difference and similarity, to help with new product development, product optimisation, and potential taint determination.

Sensory quality analysis

Our experienced sensory quality assessors use a grading approach to understand differences in the sensory quality of products. This approach is utilised for shelf–life storage trials and to understand the effects of various treatments.

Campden product specifications are well known in the industry – they enable companies to produce canned and quick frozen foods to internationally recognised standards of quality, and so facilitate trade with partners.

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Where we refer to UKAS Accreditation

The Campden BRI group companies listed below are both accredited in accordance with the recognised International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005 by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). The accreditation demonstrates technical competence for a defined scope of methods, specific to each site, as detailed in the schedules of accreditation bearing the testing laboratory number. The schedules may be revised from time to time and reissued by UKAS. The most recent issue of the schedules are available from the UKAS website

Campden BRI (Chipping Campden) Limited is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1079 Campden BRI (Nutfield) is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1207