IEH Academy

Introduction to Sensory Analysis of Food Training

Course details

Self-Paced eLearning


2 Hours

Dr. George Baker

This eLearning course covers introductory information involving the sensory evaluation of food. Learn to implement effective sensory evaluation techniques that can be leveraged to ensure products meet consumer expectations. Upon completion of this course, you should understand the fundamentals of sensory analysis and be able to assist in developing a sensory program at your company. 

Benefits and Learning Objectives

This course covers introductory information involving the sensory evaluation of food.

  • The definitions associated with sensory analysis and taste panels
  • Understanding of what sensory tests can be applied to figure out whether there are differences between a food or ingredient or descriptions of what makes the foods or ingredients different from one another
  • Descriptions of basic sensory laboratory practices that are commonly followed in food testing labs

After completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand how to use terms involved in the sensory analysis of food
  • Describe the differences between sensory perceptions as it applies to identifying food flavors
  • Use common sensory analysis tests to determine if there are differences between food samples
  • Explain the rationale of using good sensory laboratory practices
  • Integrate sensory techniques to develop useful sensory tests


  • Role of the human senses in sensory perception
  • Definitions of common sensory terms
  • Differences between common sensory attributes
  • Description of tests used in the sensory evaluation of food
  • Common sensory laboratory practices

Who Should Take This Course?

  • Food Processors
  • Production Managers
  • Quality Assurance Personnel
  • Food Safety Managers
  • Research & Development

Registration and Payment

To register for this course, please visit our training portal.

Meet the Instructor

Dr. George Baker