Case History: Taint Investigation

  • Roland P. Carpenter
  • David H. Lyon
  • Terry A. Hasdell


The sensory analyst at Company B was asked to determine the answers to the following questions, about suspected taint in new confectionery lines of boxed chocolates:
  • Is there a detectable difference in odor/flavor from the standard?

  • How is the odor/flavor described and how strong is it?

  • What is the source of the taint?


Packaging Material Sensory Analysis Sensory Descriptor Odor Test Ester Aroma 
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Copyright information

© Campden & Chorleywood 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roland P. Carpenter
    • 1
  • David H. Lyon
    • 2
  • Terry A. Hasdell
    • 3
  1. 1.Unilever Research ColworthBedfordshireUK
  2. 2.Campden & Chorleywood Food Research AssociationGloucestershireUK
  3. 3.United Biscuits (U.K.) LtdBuckinghamshireUK

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