1. Introduction: History of sensory panels
Part One: Recruitment of Sensory Panels
2. Human resource for sensory panels
3. How to become an excellent panel leader
4. Pre-recruitment of sensory panels
5. Recruitment of a sensory panel
Part Two: Training of Sensory Panels
6. Post screening initial training of sensory panels
7. Method training for sensory panels
8. Product training for sensory panels
9. Refresher training for sensory panels
10. Sensory panel performance training
11. Advanced training for sensory panels
12. Examples of training plans: quality control panel, discrimination panel, descriptive panel, food and non-food examples.
Part Three: Performance of Sensory Panels
13. Sensory panel performance measures
14. Dealing with issues in sensory panels: how to deal with difficult situations and difficult panelists
15. Experimental design and analysis of data for sensory panels
Part Four: The Future of Sensory Panels
16. Future of sensory panels.
Appendix: Where to find more information about sensory panels
Sensory Panel Management: A Practical Handbook for Recruitment, Training and Performance reviews both the theoretical and practical, from recruitment and training, to creating the best team and dealing with panelists’ issues.
As an ex-Chairman of Campden BRI’s Sensory and Consumer panel, Lauren Rogers is a leading independent sensory consultant with over twenty years experience as both a member and a leader of sensory panels, working on both food, home and personal care products. Additional authors bring their specialist expertise to writing the chapters on specific elements of panel training and performance, also discussing human resources.
The book is divided into three main sections. Part One looks at the recruitment of sensory panels, covering the process from both a scientific and a human resources angle. Part Two deals with the training of a sensory panel, including a discussion of initial training and coverage of method and product specific training. Part Three examines the performance of sensory panels, with chapters exploring performance measures and ways of dealing with difficult situations relating to panelists.
A final chapter looks at the future of sensory panels. Throughout the book, short case studies demonstrate the practical application of the methods being discussed, making this a key reference for academics, technical and sensory staff in food companies.
- Discusses sensory panels for testing food and non-food based products
- Covers best practices for recruitment, selection and training of panels
- Provides examples of training plans for sensory panels
- Encompasses experimental design and data analysis of panel results
- Organized in modular format for practical uses
Postgraduate students and academics working in sensory and consumer science, Sensory professionals working in both large and SME food companies as well as non-food companies employing sensory panels, Independent consultant sensory scientists, Sensory panel members
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- © Woodhead Publishing 2018
- 1st October 2017
- Woodhead Publishing
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Lauren has many years' experience in the food and drinks industry and has worked on a wide variety of projects, including shelf-life studies, flavor optimization, new flavor development and in-depth brand analysis with preference mapping. She is a member of the Society of Sensory Professionals and Food Science Sensory Science Group, amongst others, and is the ex-Chairman of the Leatherhead Food Sensory & Consumer Awareness Forum Committee. Lauren has worked extensively in sensory panel management, performance and training.
Independent Sensory Scientist and Sensory Science Consultant, UK