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IFST SSG Mini Conference

January 22, 2019

Changing Perspectives in Sensory Science – Past, Present & Future SSG Conference Thursday 7th March, University of Reading Save the date and join us on 7 March 2019 at University of Reading for a mini-conference to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of the IFST Sensory Science Group (previously known as the PFSG). This one-day interactive...

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How lifestyle choices are driving the Free-from market

January 22, 2019

Plant-based diet campaigns like ‘Veganuary’ and #MeatFreeMondays are growing in popularity. Increasingly, consumers have a desire to maintain a healthy eating lifestyle, save money and contribute towards the reduction of global meat consumption (Mintel Research, 2018). Traditionally, vegetarian and vegan ranges have been specialist products...

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Post Sugar Tax Workshop

December 14, 2018

Sensory Dimensions Post Sugar Tax Workshop The introduction of a tax on sugary drinks in the UK was effective from 6 April 2018 as part of an anti-obesity policy. Sugar reduction is a central focus in both the food and drink industries and provides many new challenges for product development. We are holding a one day special topic workshop on...

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Company Day at SD

December 05, 2018

Company Day We had our bi-annual company day on Monday 3rd Dec, which always provides a fantastic opportunity for both sites to come together and catch up on the previous few months.  After a quick review of 2018, we went on to talk about the year ahead. Last year saw some exciting research on Implicit testing undertaken, and we are planning on...

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Sensory Dimensions Research: Two New Articles

October 24, 2018

We are very pleased to announce that Sensory Dimensions has been the lead author on a published article in the Journal of Hospital Infection and co-authors on an article for Wounds UK. Both groups have produced excellent research in these two areas, and the full articles can be viewed following the links below. Impact of Hand Sanitizer Effective...

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Workshop: Developing Sensory Claims

August 28, 2018

Developing Sensory Claims NEW for 2019 Sensory claims provide a compelling way of differentiating products in a crowded market. However, before making any claim about the taste of a food or beverage, it is essential to have up to date and relevant evidence to support that claim. In this workshop you will learn about the different types of...

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We're Hiring in Nottingham

August 07, 2018

We're Hiring in Nottingham We are currently recruiting a Programme Manager to lead a team of seven Sensory and Consumer Researchers at our Nottingham Facility. Your team would be responsible for projects in the Home and Personal Care sector including the sensory characterisation of brands and prototypes, claim substantiation and understanding the...

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Sensory Dimensions at Eurosense 2018

June 20, 2018

A Sense of Taste This week the programme for Eurosense 2018 was published. We are very excited that Pam Beyts and Emily Chang will be attending and exhibiting at this flagship event and even more excited to announce that we have secured both an oral and poster presentation. If you are lucky enough to be travelling to Verona for the Conference...

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Healthy Eating at the SSG Conference

June 13, 2018

Last Thursday, University College Birmingham hosted the Annual IFST SSG Conference, Health is Wealth. There were a range of presentations, posters and workshops looking at the developments in our understanding of how wellness is perceived; what role the senses play in health and healthy behaviours; the practicalities involved in making healthier...

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