Blueberry Muffins

Aromatic

Off-Notes

A product development team from a consumer baked goods company contacted Sensory Spectrum to help idenify potential contamination of several SKUs of a iconic brand.

The Challenge

A product development team from a consumer baked goods company contacted Sensory Spectrum to help identify potential contamination of several SKUs of an iconic brand.

The Solution

Sensory Spectrum was able to first use descriptive analysis (SDA™) to fully identify and qualify the  off-note.  Sensory Spectrum  then developed a plant quality audit and training program that would be housed in the clients many manufacturing plants across the nation.

The Results

The client identified several outcomes that could be used to its advantage.

  • SDA results identified the off-note and this information allowed the client to identify the source of the contaminant. 

  • The quality audit identified key lapses in the manufacturing process which allowed for contamination to occur.

  • The quality training program taught key staff at each plant to identify a potential contamination before the product reached consumers.