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Guidelines for the Selection and Training of Sensory Panel Members
Editor
Lisa Christina Beck
Lisa Christina Beck
Editor
1
Founder
of
Insight Factory LLC
,
US
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Terese Tamminen
Terese Tamminen
Editor
2
Associate Manager
of
Sensory Operations at General Mills in Minneapolis
,
MN,
US
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ISBN:
978-0-8031-7159-6
No. of Pages:
49
Publisher:
ASTM International
Publication date:
2023

Chapter 2 covers what is needed to set up discrimination, descriptive, and quality panels and select panelists who have the basic sensory skills needed for these panels. The panel planning includes administrative tasks, garnering organizational support and resources, along with envisioning what value the panels will deliver to the organization and what is needed to sustain the panel over time. The sensory and cognitive skills required by each of these different panels is covered, along with needed screening tasks, with suggested quaification criteria. Practical guidance on some fundamental panel tasks is given.

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