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Over 2.5 million tasting responses, over 70,000 tasters participating and over 3000 sites enrolled. Our Taster Validation Programs calibrate, maintain and enhance the sensory abilities of trained tasters.
Taster Calibration or Proficiency, as it’s known, is the measurement tool by which FlavorActiV regularly validates the sensory abilities of taste panels at over 3000 sites in almost all food and beverage sectors. The tool provides participating sites with live access to their taster’s data, which can be broken down and presented in a multitude of ways to give a full picture of sensory performance over time.
This food and beverage quality control program gives brands using tasters to test samples with the ability to calibrate their taster’s performance. By keeping tabs on their performance, brand owners can see if their taste panels are working at peak levels and determine when a taster needs additional training. It’s an excellent tool for food and beverage quality control and product improvement, Find out if Proficiency meets your needs.
Tasting panels are the QC backbone of the beverage industry and it’s incredibly powerful for a panel leader or organisation to have ongoing insight into internal tasting abilities, as it is for individual tasters to be able to validate their own abilities. With the learnings, brands can identify the ‘aces in their places’ and equally implement specific learning sessions where gaps might be spotted. Tasting panels provide a wealth of data and it’s through calibration that we can ensure the quality of this data. The tool provides QA professionals with invaluable information to make informed decisions regarding their sensory programs.
Tests the ability to identify defects outside of product quality specification
Rating guide for whether a product meets specification standards, and if not, naming the specific defect.
Tests the ability to identify specific flavours.
Tests the ability to scale the intensity of flavours.
Take part in one of our open programs below, ideal for small/medium-sized food and beverage companies, as well as enthusiasts looking to improve and maintain their sensory abilities.
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