Centre for the Sensory Research of Food
The Centre for the Sensory Research of Food at Acadia University provides sensory research to the food industry for developing and reformulating products. We design questionnaires, recruit consumers, conduct sensory tests and work with the food industry on sensory studies.
The Centre uses the Compusense® computerized sensory evaluation program for rapid computation of sensory data. Tests are conducted in a 9-booth fully computerized sensory evaluation facility. Over 200 m2 of space is available for food preparation.
Range of Methods:
The Centre offers a wide range of methods including discriminatory and consumer tests. Both central location and in-home tests can be done.
A database of consumers for acceptance testing and of families for "in-home" testing is available. Undergraduate nutrition and dietetics students, knowledgeable in the methods of sensory science, form the core of the part-time employees.
All contracts are confidential. No data will be released without the expressed written permission of the contractor.
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