Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage Sensory Testing


St. Croix Sensory provides sensory testing services to the food and beverage industry, including categories such as: retail/grocery, restaurant and food service, ingredient suppliers, flavor companies, municipal and bottled water, pharmaceutical, and alcoholic beverages.

Through all phases of the product life-cycle, sensory testing can provide answers to understand your products.  Some example food and beverage sensory testing applications include:

  • Product Development
  • Competitive Product Comparisons
  • Shelf-Life Studies
  • Packaging Studies
  • Claim Substantiation
  • Ongoing QA/QC
  • Addressing Product Complaints


St. Croix Sensory will discuss with you your research questions and project objectives to develop a testing protocol to achieve your goals.  We work with each client to consider qualitative and quantitative sensory testing methodologies and protocols utilizing either trained or consumer panels. Each project is completed following the most applicable ASTM International, CEN and ISO Standards. Types of testing methodologies include:


  • Descriptive Analysis
  • Difference/Discrimination Testing
  • Taste and Odor Thresholds
  • Consumer Preference/Acceptance
  • Packaging Odor and Taste Transfer Testing


St. Croix Sensory is ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Accredited

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