Good Sensory Practices – Panellist’s responsibilities

Sensory panellist’s responsibilities

In order to achieve the consistent and reliable results required from a sensory evaluation all panellist should know what is expected from them.

Panellists should:

Evaluate samples using Good Sensory Practices
  • Take their time whilst evaluating a sample
  • Rest their palate during sample evaluations
  • Maintain silence during the evaluation
  • Avoid interaction with other panellists during evaluation thorough with hand or facial gestures

Maintain sensory proficiency

  • Identify ‘good’ / characteristic products
  • Identify uncharacteristic products and common off-notes