ISO 6658 3rd Edition has just been released. It’s titled Sensory analysis – Methodology – General guidance. It provides you with information on the use of sensory analysis for foods and other products. This new 3rd Edition from 2017 replaces the previous 2nd Edition from 2005. All the earlier editions are now obsolete, as the 3rd Edition is a technical update.
Here are the main areas that ISO 6658 covers. It includes background information on the essential features of the various methods used. It provides details of the general requirements, procedures and interpretation of results for these types of tests. And it shows you how to review these tests to choose the one most suitable for your situation.
The standard first starts with the usual scope, reference documents and definitions sections. The committee requests that you then review Clause 4 on general requirements before moving on. Clause 5 covers the various tests that can be used. And Clause 6 takes a look at some general principles of data collection and analysis with regards to sensory data. General principles of statistical treatment of your results is also included. Clause 7 covers the test report. Annex A reviews statistical terms. A 28-item bibliography completes this 34-page document.
Changes in this new edition include updates to the definition of “sensory analysis”, to Clause 6 and to the bibliography. Tests were added/expanded in sections 5.2.7 and 5.4. And Table A.1 was deleted from Annex A.
Most standards on sensory analysis are released by ASTM and ISO. (Many are then adopted by other jurisdictions). To take a look at the standards currently available, please see our Document Center Inc. List of Standards on Sensory Analysis.
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