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Introduction to Sensory Principles: An accredited training course for the food industry


Teagasc Food Industry Development are running a virtual, interactive training course “Introduction to Sensory Principles” for the food industry on 1st & 8th of December. This is the first sensory food science course in Ireland, accredited by the Institute of Food Science & Technology, IFST (UK).

The “Introduction to Sensory Principles” course is delivered by experts from Teagasc’s Food Research Programme.

Course details

Participants will gain an understanding of the principles of sensory science, the human senses and how they are used in sensory evaluation, sensory methodologies and best practices when conducting sensory studies.

Foundation Level Sensory qualification

Participants also have the option of gaining a Foundation Level Sensory qualification from the Institute of Food Science & Technology, IFST (UK) by sitting a virtual exam.

The course will be held online over two half-days on the 1st & 8th of December. The optional exam will take place on 13th December. The fee for this event is €420 per participant or €273 for those eligible for funding by The Rural Food Skillnet (exam fee included)

Register now or for more information, contact course co-ordinator Carol Griffin at carol.griffin@teagasc.ie.

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