Organoleptic Testing

Organoleptic Testing

 

the analysis of the properties of products and materials—mainly foodstuffs—by means of the sense organs. Organoleptic testing is usually done by tasters. It is widely used to evaluate the quality of wines, cognacs, tea, tobacco, cheeses, butter, and canned goods. Organoleptic testing is to a certain extent subjective, since perceptions among different persons as well as in a single person vary, depending on the state of the body. It is used in cases where more objective, scientific methods of testing are not available.

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While organoleptic testing may be an acceptable identification method for some commonplace herbs, it may be inappropriate for more exotic, complex or potent ones.
In-house analysis includes: HPLC, HPTLCD, UV, TLC, GC, bioassay, pharmacological studies, microbiological, pesticide, heavy metal and organoleptic testing.
A well equipped bulking station will provide organoleptic testing of milk, a means to measure the weight of milk, to test its fat content and obtain a lactometer reading.
When the fruit arrives at Robinsons' Norwich headquarters, its quality is measured using what is known as organoleptic testing - which use the senses, such as the feel, aroma and, of course, taste.
The objectives of the center, as stated in it Articles of Association are indeed research into organoleptic testing as well as any activity aiming at training, developing and employing tasters, i.
His legislation would have required the Agriculture Department, for the first time, to test samples of meat for microbial contamination; provided a program to test animal feed for contamination; created a system to trace diseased animals back to the farm or feedlot, to stop pathogens at the earliest possible point; added microbial testing to the organoleptic testing done by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS); assured protection for whistleblowers who reported unsafe plant conditions; and provided the public with accurate information on the safety of the nation's food supply.