Scope 1.1 This guide provides recommendations for selecting, planning, and executing/conducting, analyzing, interpreting, and communicating results from sensory difference tests. 1.2 Standard testing procedures are reviewed and recommendations provided as to when to use which procedure(s) based on business objective(s). 1.3 Recommendations for sample sizes, test parameters and logistics are offered based on project goals. 1.4 References to best practices for executing particular procedures are provided. 1.5 Guidance is provided as to meaningful interpretation of sensory difference testing results, including a discussion of consumer relevance. 1.6 This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
discrimination test, selection, project goal
To provide guidance for selecting appropriate discrimination test methods
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.
Developed by Subcommittee: E18.04
Staff Manager: W Scott Orthey
Date Initiated: 10-06-2021
Technical Contact: MARGARET HINDS