E3S Nonfood WG Webinar – Sensory evaluation in nonfood: what a thrilling challenge!

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Nonfood sensory scientists unveil the challenges and necessary adaptations of sensory evaluation practices for nonfood applications  E3S 10th Anniversary Series  organised by the E3S Nonfood Working Group  15th September 2021, 16 – 17.30 CET – Register now  Sensory evaluation has been widely used in the nonfood sector, particularly in the cosmetics industry for decades. While its value has been acknowledged across many diverse and surprising industries, its […]

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Education WG: Current activities

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Updated Course Cards & List of external examiners (Lead: Bodil Allesen-Holm, DK, D2S) E3S Youtube video channel to exchange sensory videos for teaching (Lead: Catherine Dacremont & Julien Delarue, FR, SFAS) E3S annual PhD courses – discussion of EU-project training schools and international PhD/masters as examples of PhD courses (Lead: Carolina Chaya, ES, AEPAS) Basic sensory program guidance (Lead: Erminio Monteleone, IT, SISS), new sub-group […]

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B-Tex Study

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The B-tex study The E3S Children WG is currently performing a cross-national study on texture perception and preference in children from different European countries: the B-Tex study. Launch of the B-Tex study The first project proposal was made during Eurosense 2016 with first results presented in occasion of Eurosense 2018. Participating scientists Monica Laureati (University […]

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Nonfood Sensory Practices

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Edited by Anne-Marie Pense-Lheritier Irene Bacle Julien Delarue Woodhead Publishing, 2021 Nonfood Sensory Practices demonstrates how sensory professionals from nonfood sectors have embraced sensory evaluation methods for product development and communication of their products’ sensory properties. The book results from the contribution of the members of the Nonfood Working Group of the European Sensory Science Society. It […]

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E3S Children WG past activities

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Children Working Group Workshops/Seminars Eurosense 2018 E3S annual Symposium (Dublin, 9th May 2018) E3S annual Symposium (Paris, 9th May 2017) E3S annual Symposium (Vlaardingen, 9th May 2016) E3S annual Symposium (Oslo, 11th May 2015) Eurosense 2014 (Copenhagen, 7-10 September 2014) Children Working Group Meetings At every E3S annual Workshops At every Pangborn Symposia At every […]

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E3S Taste Sensitivity WG Survey

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CALL TO ACTION! PARTICIPATE IN THE E3S TASTE SENSITIVITY WG SURVEY! The E3S Taste Sensitivity Working Group has developed a survey to map the use and application of methods to assess taste stimuli and markers of oral responsiveness and psychological traits in Europe. The questionnaire is not personal but referred to a research unit (sensory laboratory). You will be asked to provide details about the methods […]

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Past News

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E3S Taste Sensitivity Working Group meeting was held online on September 23rd 2020 from 9.30 to 12. Download the slides of the meeting: E3S Taste sensitivity WG meeting 23 Sept 20 The agenda for the day is the following: Launch of a survey on the use and application of methods to assess PROP, tactile acuity, fungiform papillae number, […]

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Guideline for sensory analysis of PDO food products and wines

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The E3S PDO WG has collaborated with the European co-operation for Accreditation (EA) for the development of guidelines for the sensory evaluation of PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) food and wine products Description of Guidelines for Sensory analysis of PDO Sensory evaluation to establish compliance of PDO products in relation with the sensory description in their official […]

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E3S Education actions 2015/16

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Three actions have been identified at the last Education WG meeting in May 2015 in Oslo: Action 1: Sensory science education programs – updating the list for academic year 2015-2016 Action 2: Promoting student and staff mobility across UE – identifying exchange programs / scholarships Action 3: Making Sensory evaluation & Sensory analyst activity better known – collect […]

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Past Meetings

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December 10th 2020, h 13:00 – 14:30 October 30th 2020, h 13:30-15:00 E3S Education Workshop – 8th May 2018, Dublin Download the report: minute WP Education2018 E3S Education Workshop – 9th May 2016, The Netherlands Download the report: 2016-05-09 E3S Education WG minute A workshop of the E3S Education Working Group will be held in Vlaardingen, The Netherlands, […]

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E3S PDO WG Webinar – Why European guidelines to sensory analysis for PDOs?

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E3S 10th Anniversary Series Organised by the E3S PDO Working Group 13th July 2021, 16.00 – 17.15 CET – Register now Sensory evaluation to establish compliance of PDO products in relation with the sensory description in their official specification is a legal requirement for certification according to EU Reg. 1151/2012. Standard methods do not exist, and […]

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E3S Children WG Webinar – Texture matters!

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A cross-national project on texture preference, food neophobia and healthy eating in European children E3S 10th Anniversary Series organised by the E3S Children Working Group 9th June 2021, 15.45 – 17.00 CET – Register now Texture is one of the main drivers of food acceptance and rejection, especially for young consumers. This sensory modality is also […]

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WG past activities

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E3S Workshop delivered in France 2017: Nonfood sensory evaluation feedback Eurosense 2018: Survey concerning the needs of methodologies for nonfood scientists

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WG past activities

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The WG was one of the firsts to be proposed during the foundation of E3S in Florence in 2011. Activity of WG started in 2012. The first task was a survey among the 30 members of the WG. All the members were researchers and almost a third had experience with PDO official control for EU […]

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Workshop 2018

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September 2018: The E3S Non Food Group is asking your collaboration: rebrand.ly/NonFoodsurvey The Non Food E3S WG will organise a workshop that will be held on the 8th of May in Dublin, coordinated by Dr. Anne-Marie Pensé-Lhéritier, Dr. Jessica Dacleu with the support of Dr. Irene Bacle and Dr. Celine Marque. Register here to the event

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PDO WG Workshop 2018

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PDO WG WORKSHOP, 8th MAY 2018 – Registration openLocation: Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15, IrelandTime: 15,30 – 17,3015,30 – 16,30:– M.Zannoni, F.J. Perez Elortondo, A proposal for the structure of  a guideline for sensory analysis of PDOs food products and wines.– P.Piccinali,  The E3S WG PDO at the “Journée internationale des Concours des Produits […]

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Article recently published in Food Control

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E3S PDO WG article recently published in Food Control:Current status and perspectives of the official sensory control methods in protected designation of origin food products and wines, Food Control, Volume 88, 2018, Pages 159-168, ISSN 0956-7135, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2018.01.010.Francisco José Pérez-Elortondo, Ronan Symoneaux, Iñaki Etaio, Cécile Coulon-Leroy, Isabelle Maître, Mario ZannoniDownload the paper here: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1WgDo3PY0vQFl4Keywords: PDO; Food; Wine; Sensory; […]

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E3S PDO WG Workshop 2017

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E3S PDO WG Workshop – May 9th 2017 – L’Oreal, ParisNEW: Read the report Report WG PDO Paris

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Symposium 2017

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Symposium organised by the Organismo Controllo Qualità Produzioni Regolamentate in collaboration with the E3S PDO WGSensory analysis and certification of Designation of Origin products between Europe and Italy: methods and perspectivesFebruary 21st 2017, Reggio Emilia, Italy

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2nd E3S WG PDO Seminar 2016

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2nd E3S WG PDO SEMINAR – Dijon, 14 September 2016Read the report report-wg-pdo-seminar-dijon Location: AGROSUP, 26 Boulevard Dr Petitjean, Dijon Time: 15-17 – Read moreREGISTRATIONS: to register please contact mariozan@ocqpr.it.15.00 – 16.00 Mario Zannoni, Patxi Pérez Elortondo, Isabelle Maître, Ronan Symoneaux – Sensory analysis for PDO official control in France, Italy and Spain: points in common and differences; Elisa Gredilla, […]

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Workshop in Rome 2015

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November 2015: PDO Products Working Group held a workshop in Rome The workshop was kindly hosted by the Council for Agricultural Research and Economics. Research Center on Food and Nutrition, CRA NUT, Rome. The host was dr. Fiorella Sinesio whose help and commitment has been essential for the success of the event.The participants enjoyed eight presentations […]

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Working Group in Oslo 2015

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May 2015: PDO Products Working Group in Oslo Carolina Chaya presented the PDO products working group’s activities and gave an update to the E3S board and delegates at E3S General Assembly in Oslo, 11th May 2015. In total five members of the PDO products working group attended the IV E3S SYMPOSIUM & XVI NORDIC WORKSHOP […]

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