Flavor Research Services

The Sensory Service Center provides flavor research services, including targeted food testing and food evaluation, that will help you solve flavor quality problems. From analysis to market research, we can fully support your efforts to learn more about your product from both chemistry and consumer acceptance standpoints so that you can make adjustments for success. Our services are confidential and produce accurate, user-friendly data with a timely turnaround.

In our fully equipped lab, our expert staff can perform all types of flavor research on these product and food categories:

  • Dairy, cheese
  • Proteins
  • Wine
  • Meat
  • Frozen foods
  • Bread
  • Fruits & vegetables
  • Food packaging

How we can work together

After a free initial consultation to figure out exactly what you need, we can often turn around bids on the same day to accommodate your tight timelines and busy schedule.

We can work for you in any of the following capacities to deliver fast, effective results:

  • Collaborate with you to assess your sensory needs and requirements
  • Design and implement analytical sensory tests including difference tests, threshold tests, and descriptive sensory analysis
  • Perform consumer acceptability and opinion testing via consumer testing panels and market research
  • Conduct on-site workshops and panel training at your facility tailored to your interests and needs
  • Perform volatile compound extraction (headspace and solvent extraction capacity) with GC-MS and/or GC-O
  • Administer analytical services such as nonvolatile component testing
  • Deliver expert statistical reporting and analysis
  • Interpret results and make recommendations for you

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