Laboratory for sensory analysis and consumer studies
The quality of food is perceived by humans mainly through taste and aroma compounds. These compounds can be detected with modern, chemical-analytical methods. However, these methods do not provide information about the actual sensory impression of a food for humans.
In the cross-faculty sensory laboratory of the Georg-August-University Göttingen, a sensory panel therefore works in 10 cabins equipped according to the latest standard (DIN 10962:1997) under standardized conditions and carries out smell and taste tests together with our scientists, which allow statements about the quality of a food. The sensory laboratory is also used for consumer studies. It is open to a larger number of interested consumers, whose opinions determine the marketability of a product.
The equipment includes:
Internet access | EyeQuestion software | waste bins | partitions | exhaust system | red, warm and daylight lamps | kitchen with combi-steamers, hobs, microwaves, precision scales | refrigerators and freezers | group discussion room | smart board | flipchart | one-way mirror