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While early applications of sensory evaluation techniques were directed primarily towards studies of foods, beverages, and packaging materials, the more current uses have expanded to include a broad range of consumer and industrial products such as fragrances, tobacco, chemicals, personal care and household items.
Important to the success of any sensory evaluation program is the laboratory setting and environmental conditions in which these studies are conducted. If the appropriate controls are not employed, reduced sensitivity and/or biased results are the general outcomes.MNL60
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