DSF/prEN ISO 11132 ( Draft )

Sensory analysis – Methodology – Guidelines for monitoring the performance of a quantitative sensory panel (ISO/DIS 11132:2020)

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This International Standard gives guidelines for monitoring and assessing the overall performance of a
quantitative descriptive panel and the performance of each member.
A panel of assessors can be used as an instrument to identify products’ sensory attributes and to assess
the magnitude of sensory attributes.
Performance is the measure of the ability of a panel or an assessor to make reliable and valid attribute
assessments across the products being evaluated. It can be monitored at a given time point or tracked
over time. Performance comprises the ability of a panel to detect, identify, and measure an attribute, use
attributes in a similar way to other panels or between assessors within a panel, discriminate between
stimuli, use a scale properly, repeat their own results, and reproduce results in comparison to other
panels or assessors.
The methods specified allow to monitor and assess the consistency, repeatability, freedom from bias
and the ability of discrimination of panels and assessors. Monitoring and assessment can be carried out
in one session or over time.
Monitoring performance data enables the panel leader to improve panel and assessor performance, to
identify issues and retraining needs or to identify assessors who are not performing well enough to
continue participating.
The methods specified in this International Standard can be used, in full or a selection only, by the
panel leader to appraise continuously the performance of panels or individual assessors. The methods
listed are not exhaustive and other appropriate methods may also be used.
This International Standard applies to individuals or panels in training as well as for established panels.

Number of pages: 30

International relationships : prEN ISO 11132 IDT ISO/DIS 11132 IDT

ICS: 67.240 - Sensory analysis

Item number: M338765



  • CEN/SS C01
  • ISO/TC 34/SC 12
  • ISO/TC 34/SC 12/WG 2

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