Welcome to NIZO: Your Strategic Partner for Sensory Research

Unlock the power of sensory research with NIZO, where our expert sensory panel can become your strategic panel. With more than 20 years of experience in evaluating food, food ingredients, and beverages, our panel is dedicated to providing you with invaluable insights and driving your business forward.

What sets NIZO’s sensory panel apart?

  • Unparalleled Experience: Our expert panel boasts an impressive 20 years of bi-weekly working experience. Their extensive knowledge and expertise ensure accurate and reliable evaluations of your products.
  • Stability and Consistency: At NIZO, we pride ourselves on maintaining a stable panel with a high level of consistency. This means you can rely on the same dedicated team of evaluators for your sensory research, ensuring reliable and comparable results.
  • Broad Product Experience: Our panelists have a diverse background and a broad range of product experience. This allows them to bring a unique perspective to your sensory evaluations and provide valuable insights tailored to your specific industry and products.
  • Streamlined Training: We understand the importance of efficient training trajectories. Our panelists undergo ongoing training programs to ensure they are up-to-date with the latest product and ingredients developments, minimizing the budget required on your end.
  • It doesn’t stop here: After interpretation of the sensory results NIZO can help further with expert advice on which next steps to take to further optimize the product. Moreover, NIZO has the (analytical) capacities in house to execute and process these recommended next steps.

Outsource Sensory Work to NIZO

  • Eliminate Internal Training: By outsourcing your sensory work to NIZO, you can say goodbye to the need for internal panel training and maintenance. We take care of all the necessary training, allowing your team to focus on other essential tasks.
  • Efficient and Reliable Data: You can count on efficient and reliable ongoing sensory data.
  • Compliance and Legislation: Outsourcing your sensory work to NIZO eliminates any hazards associated with flex workers and changing legislation.
  • Unburden and save money: by outsourcing your sensory work there is no need to hire a certificated panel leader or other team members to lead your sensory work and maintain an internal panel.

Continuous Sensory Support

  • Shelf-life Studies: Ensuring the shelf-life of your products is essential for success. At NIZO, we provide continuous and consistent sensory support to help you optimize and extend the shelf-life of your products, giving you a competitive edge in the market.
  • R&D and Innovation: Innovation is at the heart of every successful business. Our sensory support can play a crucial role in your research and development efforts, helping you create innovative products that captivate your target audience.

Pioneering Plant Protein solutions

NIZO is highly dedicated to participate and contribute to the mission of building a more sustainable food supply and food processing environment. In the fastmoving world of protein transition, NIZO has invested heavily in training the NIZO sensory panel thus keeping up with the continuous stream of new ingredients and subsequent new products in this new emerging area.

Astringency Expertise

NIZO explores the fundamental mechanisms of sensory perception related to astringency in protein beverages derived from various protein sources. Our trained sensory panel specializes in evaluating these products, emphasizing both the initial and persistent indications of astringency. Furthermore, we collect saliva from panelists for analysis, examining various properties. By correlating tribology and sensory data, we aim to uncover potential relationships between these sets of information.

Infant Formula Expertise

Our sensory panel is specialized in understanding the different sensory profiles of infant formula. Due to the extensive expertise in these products, our panel does not require any prior training (depending on the specific product). One of the main benefits of working with our sensory panel is the seamless integration with analytical measurements. This includes assessing critical aroma compounds and monitoring oxidation breakdown products, providing a comprehensive evaluation.

Partner with NIZO today and tap into the expertise of our expert sensory panel. Let us be your strategic partner in sensory research, driving your business towards success!

Contact us now to discuss how we can help you achieve your goals.

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