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Apr 22, 2008 | 11:00 AM CDT
By: Kelly Frederick, Associate Editor
How one company is positioning for the booming organic flavor market. It is estimated that organic food sales have increased by nearly 20% annually since 1990, with consumer sales reaching $16.7 billion in 2006. And, according to Mintel, this “trend” will continue to grow; organic food sales are expected to rise 59% by 2012, while the organic beverage market is projected to grow by 65% over the same period.
Mar 17, 2008 | 04:19 PM CDT
What it takes to formulate successful flavors—from trend tracking to material selection to compounding to trials to the store shelf. “To me, the ideal flavor is one you can make with the fewest number of materials to get the desired result,” says IFF senior flavorist Dennis Kujawski. This perspective is as true as it is deceptively simple, particularly in an age when project timelines and cost demands are shrinking even as new applications demand greater technical innovation and skill.
Dec 04, 2007 | 11:14 AM CST
By: Shane McDonald
How to combine low notes, middle notes and top notes for a successful flavor composition. Years ago, I listened to music on a cheap transistor radio. Through its tiny speaker I could hear the basic melody and words to my favorite songs.
Oct 26, 2007 | 02:28 PM CDT
By: Mike Porzio
An in-depth look at the steps in spray drying and the different options available to flavorists. A good percentage of flavors formulated by a flavorist will be encapsulated. While a variety of encapsulation technologies have been developed and are commercially employed, the majority of encapsulated flavors are spray dried.1–4 T-1 presents some commercial flavor encapsulation options available to the flavorist along with an estimated degree of industry usage and preferred state for the encapsulated flavor-carrier material.
Jun 19, 2007 | 04:52 PM CDT
The snack category shifts its flavors toward a more nuanced sense of savory. Snacking has been called “the fourth meal.” In 2005, total snack sales tracked by Datamonitor reached $34.8 billion.* The United States made up $18.5 billion of this total, with Europe totaling ~$16.3 billion.
Mar 21, 2007 | 08:16 AM CDT
By: Judith Michalski
A chief flavorist shares her favorite raw materials for use in dairy formulations. Flavorists all have materials they’ve grown fond of and use time and again in their flavor formulations. In this little article, I will share some of my preferred materials for dairy flavors and the reasons I use them.
Mar 21, 2007 | 08:10 AM CDT
By: Jeb Gleason-Allured, Editor
A multi-year look at flavor trajectories across categories. According to numbers recently released by Mintel Custom Solutions, total US dairy new product launches went from 1,053 in 2002 to 1,544 in 2006 (T-1). Categories on the move during this period included frozen novelties/impulse ice cream, 145–286 new product launches; drinkable yogurts and liquid cultured milk, 28–61 new product launches; and spoonable yogurts, 90–140 new product launches.
Feb 26, 2007 | 09:39 AM CST
Quality Assurance International (QAI) answers the top organic certification questions from flavorists. QAI offers independent third party organic certification to the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP). QAI works with all facets of the food industry, from the land on which the product is grown, the producers growing the product, and post-harvest facilities preparing the product; to the processing and handling facilities transforming the product.
Dec 29, 2006 | 02:29 PM CST
By: Jeb Gleason-Allured, Editor
Givaudan’s Chef’s Council helps flavorists discover new tastes. Givaudan held its annual Chefs' Council at Napa Valley's COPIA (The American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts). The event provided a multiday forum at which flavor chemists and global chefs could meet and exchange new and novel flavor innovations, such as wasabi-laced ice cream and curry-injected shrimp.
Sep 26, 2006 | 02:37 PM CDT
By: Robert Sobel, FONA International
Applying the lead user process to identify and implement new F&F technologies. Technology and innovation initiatives at flavor companies often are misunderstood or, worse, mismanaged because of poor understanding of the relationships between technology, innovation and the company’s business engine. This article will attempt to shed some much-needed light on the connections between these three variables, as well as the challenges in reaching a harmonious balance among them.