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Centre for the Sensory Research of Food

Contact Information

School of Nutrition and Dietetics
Acadia University
P.O. Box 68
12 University Avenue
Wolfville, NS Canada B4P 2R6 

Tel: (902) 585-1366    Fax: (902) 585-1637



The Centre for the Sensory Research of Food at Acadia University provides sensory research to the food industry for developing and reformulating products. We design questionnaires, recruit consumers, conduct sensory tests and work with the food industry on sensory studies.

Core Services

The Centre offers a wide range of methods for sensory evaluations, including discriminatory and consumer tests.  Both central location and in-home tests can be done. The Centre uses the Compusense® computerized sensory evaluation program for rapid computation of sensory data. Tests are conducted in a 9-booth fully computerized sensory evaluation facility. Over 200 m2 of space is available for food preparation. 

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Undergraduate nutrition and dietetics students, knowledgeable in the methods of sensory science, form the core of the part-time employees.

Key Contacts

Connie Foot, PDt, Tel. 902-585-1367; Email:

Partnerships & Collaborations


One stop shop for Canada's food and bio-products industry.