SENSORY EVALUATION LABA key strength of the Department is the Sensory Evaluation Laboratory which provides sensory analysis using discriminative and hedonic (consumer) testing. Using scientific and industry standard methods, the Sensory Evaluation Lab staff work closely with our industry and academia partners to design studies, collect data, and produce statistical analysis to support R&D, Sales, Marketing and Manufacturing.
CAPABILITIESTrained or untrained panels
Assessing product sensory (taste, smell, appearance, etc.) consistency
Assess consumer preferences
TYPES OF TESTINGDiscrimination - triangle, duo-trio, paired-comparison
Acceptability - hedonic, preference
LAB FACILITIESIndividual tasting booths
Controlled lighting and ventilation
Computerized data collection
Water filtration system
Specific testing and research opportunities can be developed and designed as needed by your company.
For more details on how your company can benefit from working with the Purdue Food Science Sensory Evaluation Laboratory, contact:
Dr. Andrea Liceaga
Associate Professor and Manager of the Sensory Evaluation Laboratory