- Language: English
- 387 Pages
- Published: October 2012
- Region: Global
Sensory Evaluation Practices. Edition No. 4. Food Science and Technology
- Published: September 2012
- Region: Global
- 446 Pages
- Elsevier Science and Technology
Understanding what the consumer wants and will accept are two of the most significant hurdles faced by anyone in new product development. Whether the concern is the proper mouth-feel of a potato chip, the sense of freshness" evoked by a chewing gum, or the weight and texture of a cosmetic, if the consumer doesn't find the product acceptable, it won't sell. Sensory evaluation testing is the process that establishes the consumer acceptability of a product. It can help identify issues before general production is begun and potentially bring to light issues that hadn't previously been considered a factor in the success of the project.
- Emphasizes the importance of a
1. Introduction to Sensory Evaluation
Herbert Stone, Ph.D. is Senior Advisor & Co-Founder of Tragon Corporation where he served as President from 1974-2008. A former Director of Stanford Research Institute's (SRI) Food & Agricultural Sciences Department, Dr. Stone was President of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) from 2004-2005. With a Ph.D. from U.C. Davis, he has lectured worldwide, is the author of over 150 publications, and holds six patents. Dr. Stone founded Tragon® in 1974 with Joel L. Sidel. Dr. Stone serves as the Scientific Editor for the Sensory and Quality Section of the Journal of Food Science. He also serves on the Univ. of Massachusetts and UC Davis advisory boards and also serves as Adjunct Professor, Fuzhou University and Visiting Professor, Southern Yangtze University. He chairs the Sensory Science Scholarship Fund. He is the 2010 recipient of the ASTM E18 Peryam Award for contributions to the science of sensory evaluation.
Rebecca Bleibaum is Vice President, Sensory and Consumer Insights of Tragon Corporation. A key member of Tragon since 1988, Bleibaum actively participates on Tragon's custom primary research team. In addition to her responsibilities at Tragon, Bleibaum is co-developer and instructor of the UC Davis Applied Sensory and Consumer Science Testing Certificate Program for Distance Learners. She is the current Chair for ASTM E-18 on Sensory Evaluation, past E-18 chair on Communication and Training, 2010 Society of Sensory Professionals Conference Chair, past Secretary of SSP, Professional member of IFT and the IFT Sensory and Consumer Sciences Division Bleibaum earned her B.S. from U.C. Davis and her M.A. in Physiological Psychology and Psychophysics from Washington University, specializing in Consumer Behavior.
Thomas, Heather A.
Heather A. Thomas is Vice President, Research of Tragon Corporation. Thomas, a key member of Tragon since 1987, is responsible for Tragon's worldwide data analysis, specializing in product optimization techniques, segmentation research, experimental design, choice-based modeling, and advanced multivariate analysis techniques. Heather specializes in understanding consumer behavior through multivariate data integration of sensory, consumer, and instrumental measurement techniques to help guide product development and marketing groups. She is co-developer of the Tragon Maximizer, an interactive predictive tool of consumer perception based on design of experiments. She is also a trained Tragon QDA® panel moderator. Thomas received her B.S. in Food Science from U.C. Davis. She is co-author, with Stone and Sidel, of Hitting the Target: Sensory and Product Optimization.