Sensory Evaluation and Food Technology Business Unit

                Enterprises University of Pretoria deploys multi-disciplinary teams of experts that provide innovative research and advisory services. Most of our solutions are customised and draws on the latest best practice as informed by science and evidence.

                Our ability to engage with and solve current real-world challenges on a day-to-day basis makes us a business partner of choice - both locally and internationally.

                Core Competencies

                • Analysis of physico-chemical food properties
                • Access to numerous independent testing venues
                • Any sensory-related surveying with consumers:
                  • Central location testing
                  • In-field testing
                  • Home usage testing
                • Basic sensory training for quality control, research and development and production staff
                • Benchmark evaluations
                • Consumer testing evaluations
                • Count lines studies
                • Evaluation and sensory testing of food products
                • Extensive experience in testing with children and youth (7 to 17 years)
                • Focus group discussions around sensory related topics and product assessments
                • Food manufacturing and product development pilot plants
                • Food microbiology laboratory
                • Own group of trained recruiting and interviewing field workers
                • Sensory profiling
                • Sensory science laboratory facility
                • Shelf life testing
                • Taste preference tests
                • Time intensity evaluations
                • Trained panel with up to 15 trained and experienced panellists

                Value Proposition

                Research and advisory services

                The ability to provide business-to-business solutions across the full life cycle of services from project conceptualisation to delivery and capacity building using scientific evidence as basis

                Specialised services

                We draw on the expertise of over 140 disciplines from nine faculties of the University of Pretoria. This enables us to deploy multi-faceted teams that provide customised and innovative solutions.

                Professional Memberships

                Samra Sanec Sarima