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Oct 20, 2008 | 01:01 PM CDT
By: Jeb Gleason-Allured, Editor
Investigating novel varieties of citrus and determining consumer preferences among orange beverages and vanilla ice creams
“What’s next?” This is the question every flavor house needs to pose and resolve in order to remain competitive. Recently, as part of its CitrusTrek* program, Givaudan flavorists explored the citrus collection of the University of California–Riverside, which contains more than 1,000 citrus tree varieties. The exposure to novel flavor characteristics is expected to spur the creation of new citrus flavors. In addition, the company’s TasteEssentials** program has provided analysis of the 81 of the world’s top still and sparkling orange drinks, offering a view into global trends in citrus flavors. Simultaneously, Givaudan surveyed more than 9,000 consumers in 20 countries regarding taste preferences and other data. Of the results, Dawn Streich, the company’s citrus product manager, says, “Our research shows consumers are increasingly looking for refreshing, sophisticated citrus flavored beverages.”
Oct 20, 2008 | 12:52 PM CDT
By: Jeb Gleason-Allured, Editor
Strategies for developing new and authentic profiles for a growing array of applications
“Tea is the new coffee, but better,” says IFF flavorist Marie Wright. Working with R&D, a flavorist team, and Ed Nappen, technical category director for beverages, Wright has endeavored over the last year to create tea flavors that impart authenticity and bring a greater variety of profiles to the public. Working from “gold standards” drawn from Asian tea plantations, the team has developed a range of tea flavors including white peony, longjing, gyokuro green, oolong Tie Guan Yin, Darjeeling, jasmine green and chrysanthemum. The goal, as Wright puts it, is to capture each variety’s unique character to add differentiation to applications: “the hearty toasted molasses notes of Darjeeling, the delicate apricot and brown spice character of Nantou Oolong and the fresh-cut grass aroma of Long Jing.”
Sep 30, 2008 | 03:05 PM CDT
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed two bills into law that will give state regulators broad authority to identify, evaluate and, if necessary, ban potentially harmful industrial chemicals.
Sep 23, 2008 | 10:36 AM CDT
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published a Q&A document which is intended for those companies who own notifications under Directive 67/548/EEC pertaining to Domestic Manufacturers and/or Importers.
Sep 23, 2008 | 09:37 AM CDT
Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio has introduced legislation, H.R. 3422, to amend the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to provide for the establishment of a traceability system for food for all stages of manufacturing, processing, packaging and distribution.
Sep 23, 2008 | 09:28 AM CDT
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York has introduced legislation, S. 3502, the Children's Environmental Health and Safety Risk Reduction Act, to provide for the establishment of a task force to address the environmental health and safety risks posed to children.
Sep 22, 2008 | 02:55 PM CDT
Bringing transparency to the revision and commentary process
Sep 22, 2008 | 02:44 PM CDT
Between bear and bull
Sep 16, 2008 | 02:34 PM CDT
Datamontior’s recent Productscan report has found that ethical drinks are increasingly being introduced to market
Sep 15, 2008 | 04:35 PM CDT
Mintel explores the use of tea flavors in everything from cereal to desserts