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Sensory Evaluation - an introduction

(Accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology's Professional Food Sensory Group at Foundation Level)



9 November 2017
21 June 2018
6 November 2018


Members £475 + VAT
Non–members £615 + VAT

Venue: Campden BRI, Chipping Campden

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Benefits of attending

This course provides information on principles of sensory science, the human senses and how they are used in sensory evaluation practices, sensory methodology and best practice when conducting these methods.  Typical attendees usually include those with basic knowledge or who are new to sensory science. They will gain an understanding of the importance  of objective sensory evaluation activities in the food  and drink industry.  Attendees will also get the opportunity to gain a qualification in Sensory Evaluation at Foundation Level.

training content

Introduction to sensory science - definitions, applications and benefits
• Physiological and psychological aspects of perception - the human senses
• Practical considerations for sensory testing – best practice,  facilities and assessors
• An introduction to the three main types of methodology in sensory science and its uses

IFST Foundation Level examination

Course Aims

• To provide an introduction to the principles of sensory science
• To show practical demonstration of the screening process when using sensory assessors
• To highlight the importance of conducting best practice
• To show the differences in sensory methods using practical activity


Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course you will be able to:-

• Recruit a Sensory Panel
• Screen new assessors to determine their sensory acuity
• Use new training techniques gained on the course to get the best out of your Panel
• Explain why best practice is important
• Demonstrate the differences in sensory methodology and its uses
• Demonstrate competency and awareness by passing an end of course exam


Sue Purcell – Event Director

This course can be customised and is available in house

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Further information

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