A Quality Experience: Sensory Evaluation in Food Quality Control
Thursday 26th October 2017
Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15
Following the success of the 2016 workshop, Sensory Food Network Ireland is delighted to announce a one-day workshop entitled "A Quality Experience: Sensory Evaluation in Food Quality Control". This will be held on Thursday 26th October in Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15.
In an extremely competitive marketplace, manufacturing products of consistent sensory quality is essential for the food and beverage industry. The aim of this workshop is to introduce delegates to sensory evaluation in quality control, and to demonstrate how sensory testing can assist companies in delivering reliable products of consistently high quality to consumers. The workshop will include a combination of talks and practical exercises, and experienced speakers from industry and academia will present on the day.
Following completion of this workshop delegates will:
- Understand the role of sensory evaluation in quality control across the product lifecycle
- Be familiar with the practical considerations that must be taken into account when operating a sensory QC programme within a company
- Recognise the importance of good sensory practice
- Establish a sensory specification for a product of their choice
- Recognise the different types of sensory tests used for QC purposes
- Conduct a sensory test and interpret the results
Who should attend?
The workshop will be of interest to anyone working in the food or beverage industry with an interest in sensory science. Researchers at universities and research institutions are also very welcome to attend.
08.45 – 09.15
Registration, tea and coffee
09.15 – 10.10
Introduction to sensory evaluation
10.10 – 10.30
10.30 – 11.00
Setting up a sensory QC programme
11.00 – 11.15
11.15 – 11.45
Good sensory practice
11.45 – 13.00
Developing sensory specifications (practical)
13.00 – 13.40
Lunch and networking
13.40 – 14.00
The application of Sensory Evaluation for SME's
Noreen O'Connell, BiaWiz, Cork
14.00 – 14.30
Sensory methods in QC
14.30 – 14.45
14.45 – 16.00
Conducting a sensory test (practical)
16.00 – 16.15
Discussion and close
*Programme may be subject to change.
To register contact Ms. Margaret Hennessy, Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15
Tel: 00353 1 805 9500
Fax: 00353 1 805 9550
The fee for this workshop is €350 for non-members and €262.50 for members (25% discount)
Places are limited.
Please register by 19th October 2017