Do not participate in evaluations if you are sick (ex. cold, flue, sinus problems, etc.)
We want to keep germs from spreading to our other panelists and staff.
Your ability to taste products is negatively affected when you're sick.
Avoid consumption of strong food or drink 1 hour before evaluation
Items such as coffee and garlic can linger and affect your ability to taste products.
Avoid smoking 1 hour before your scheduled time.
Smoking decreases your ability to taste and a hour is recommended as the amount of time it takes for you to recover.
Avoid using strong perfumes or fragrances.
You may not be able to smell your perfume or fragrance since you adapt to it after a certain amount of time, but others can. It can negatively affect other participant's ability to smell & taste.
Avoid talking during evaluation.
The booth area is a controlled area, where there should be no distractions. Talking is a distraction and we want you to focus on evaluating products.
When you leave the booth area, DO NOT talk about the products you evaluated.
We need each panelist to test the products without hearing other people's opinions about them. You might think you're only talking to your friend but a tester who hasn't yet participated might overhear.
Please turn off cell phone or put on vibrate mode.
The booth area is a controlled area, where there should be no distractions. The ringing of your phone is a distraction and talking is strongly discouraged; we want you to focus on evaluating products.