Leveraging Sensory Evaluations for Novel Foods and Ingredients


Sensory is a box of tools that can be used to ensure consumer acceptance, especially with novel foods. In a world full of uncertainty regarding where our food comes from and how it will impact our health, sensory testing can be used to ensure the success of novel foods and ingredients by measuring acceptance and emotional responses. These sensory tools can also be combined with analytical testing supporting shelf life and stability to provide foods that are safe to consume and delicious.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the role of sensory evaluations in product development.

  • Consumer-centric insights - how sensory evaluations enable businesses to grasp consumer preferences.

  • Mitigate the risk of launching a new product through sensory, quality, and safety studies. 

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