SS-EN-ISO-8589 Sensory analysis - General guidance for the design of test rooms (ISO 8589:2007)


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This International Standard provides general guidance for the design of test rooms intended for the sensory analysis of products. It describes the requirements to set up a test room comprising a testing area, a preparation area, and an office, specifying those that are essential or those that are merely desirable. This International Standard is not specific for any product or test type. NOTE The test space can be similar for food and non-food products that are evaluated using sensory methods. However, the test rooms might need to be adapted for each specialized use. Modifications to the design are often needed for specific products and for specific types of testing. This is particularly true if the test rooms are to be used for the evaluation of non-food products. Although many of the general principles are similar, this International Standard does not address test facilities for the specialized examination of products in inspection or in-plant quality-control applications.

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SS-EN ISO 8589:2010

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Publication Date

March 1, 2010



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International Equivalent

EN ISO 8589:2010(IDT); ISO 8589:2007(IDT)