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.

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.

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Food and Beverage Evaluation

E1810-20 Standard Guide for Evaluating Odor and Taste of Fish Suspected of Contamination

E1627-19 Standard Practice for Sensory Evaluation of Edible Oils and Fats

E2892-21 Standard Test Method for Odor and Flavor Transfer From Materials in Contact With Municipal Drinking Water

E1346-16 Standard Practice for Bulk Sampling, Handling, and Preparing Edible Vegetable Oils for Sensory Evaluation

E1083-00(2017) Standard Test Method for Sensory Evaluation of Red Pepper Heat

E1395-90(2017) Standard Test Method for Sensory Evaluation of Low Heat Chilies

E1871-17 Standard Guide for Serving Protocol for Sensory Evaluation of Foods and Beverages

E1396-90(2017) Standard Test Method for Sensory Evaluation of Oleoresin Capsicum

E1075-85(2004) Standard Test Methods for Odor of Ethylene Glycol, Diethylene Glycol, Triethylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, and Dipropylene Glycol and Taste of Propylene Glycol

E1879-22 Standard Guide for Sensory Evaluation of Beverages Containing Alcohol

E769-22 Standard Test Methods for Odor of Methanol, Ethanol, n-Propanol, and Isopropanol

Fundamentals of Sensory

E1432-19 Standard Practice for Defining and Calculating Individual and Group Sensory Thresholds from Forced-Choice Data Sets of Intermediate Size

E679-19 Standard Practice for Determination of Odor and Taste Thresholds By a Forced-Choice Ascending Concentration Series Method of Limits

E544-18 Standard Practice for Referencing Suprathreshold Odor Intensity

E2139-05(2018) Standard Test Method for Same-Different Test

E2263-12(2018) Standard Test Method for Paired Preference Test

E2610-18 Standard Test Method for Sensory Analysis—Duo-Trio Test

E3009-15e1 Standard Test Method for Sensory Analysis—Tetrad Test

E2164-16 Standard Test Method for Directional Difference Test

E3041-17 Standard Guide for Selecting and Using Scales for Sensory Evaluation

E1885-18 Standard Test Method for Sensory Analysis—Triangle Test

E2943-15(2021) Standard Guide for Two-Sample Acceptance and Preference Testing With Consumers

Personal Care and Household Evaluation

E2049-20 Standard Guide for Quantitative Attribute Evaluation of Fragrance/Odors for Hair-care Products by Trained Assessors

E1593-21 Standard Guide for Assessing the Efficacy of Consumer Products in Reducing the Perception of Malodor

E2978-15 Standard Guide for Screening and Training of Assessors and a General Approach for the Sensory Evaluation of Toothpaste Appearance, Flavor, and Texture

E1490-19 Standard Guide for Two Sensory Descriptive Analysis Approaches for Skin Creams and Lotions

E2082-12(2020) Standard Guide for Descriptive Analysis of Shampoo Performance

E3314-21 Standard Guide for Protection of Respondents and Informed Consent for Sensory Evaluation Studies

E3261-21 Standard Guide for Odor Evaluation of Products and Materials Under Controlled Conditions With Trained Panel

E1207-14(2022) Standard Guide for Sensory Evaluation of Axillary Deodorancy

E2346/E2346M-15(2022)e1 Standard Guide for Sensory Evaluation of Household Hard Surface-Cleaning Products with Emphasis on Spray Triggers

Sensory Applications--General

E2299-13(2021) Standard Guide for Sensory Evaluation of Products by Children and Minors

E460-21 Standard Practice for Determining Effect of Packaging on Food and Beverage Products During Storage

E1958-21 Standard Guide for Sensory Claim Substantiation

E619-17 Standard Practice for Evaluating Foreign Odors and/or Flavors from Paper Packaging

E1870-11(2019) Standard Test Method for Odor and Taste Transfer from Polymeric Packaging Film

E3093-20 Standard Guide for Structured Small Group Product Evaluations

E2454-20 Standard Guide for Sensory Evaluation Methods to Determine Sensory Shelf Life of Consumer Products

E2609-08(2022) Standard Test Method for Odor or Flavor Transfer or Both from Rigid Polymeric Packaging

E3313-22 Standard Guide for Communication of Assessor and Panel Performance

Sensory Theory and Statistics

E1909-13(2017) Standard Guide for Time-Intensity Evaluation of Sensory Attributes

E3000-18 Standard Guide for Measuring and Tracking Performance of Assessors on a Descriptive Sensory Panel

E1697-05(2020) Standard Test Method for Unipolar Magnitude Estimation of Sensory Attributes

E2262-03(2020) Standard Practice for Estimating Thurstonian Discriminal Distances

Terminology

E253-22a Standard Terminology Relating to Sensory Evaluation of Materials and Products