Sensory Evaluation Standards
ASTM's sensory evaluation standards are instrumental in the assessment of consumer products by the use of the human senses (sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing). The discipline of sensory analysis requires the use of a panel of human evaluators, wherein test results are recorded based on their responses to the products under test. Statistical analysis is then employed to generate inferences and insights regarding the product. These sensory evaluation standards help consumer goods developers and manufacturers in the evaluation of their goods to ensure product quality, consumer satisfaction, and marketing success.
List of sensory evaluation standards developed by ASTM:
Food and Beverage Evaluation
Fundamentals of Sensory
Personal Care and Household Evaluation
Sensory Theory and Statistics
Other standards developed by ASTM committees: