Post Sugar Tax - Where next for soft drinks?

February 14, 2019

The sugar tax levy was introduced into the UK in April 2018. The levy poses a tax of 18p per litre on drinks with a sugar content of between 5% and 8%, rising to 24p for drinks with more than 8% sugar. When the levy was first described 2016, the Treasury predicted it would raise £520 million in the first year. In fact, in March 2018 this was...

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Sensory Dimensions at the heart of the community

February 05, 2019

Last year our Sensory Dimensions Nottingham team joined together with other local businesses to raise money for a community project. The aim was to raise money for the purchase and installation of a defibrillator. Fundraising took place through a variety of events organised by all the local businesses. Sensory Dimensions took part in a range of...

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We're Hiring at Reading HQ!

January 28, 2019

We're Hiring: Sensory Panel Leader We are looking for a skilled and enthusiastic Sensory Panel Leader to join our Reading team. You will be a strong team player with a passion for Sensory Science and experience of working with trained sensory panels or moderating consumer focus groups. A relevant degree such as Food Science, Sensory Science...

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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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