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NAFFS Technical Meeting Highlights

By: Jeb Gleason-Allured
Posted: May 23, 2011, from the June 2011 issue of P&F magazine.

Suzanne Johnson, director of flavor design and development at McCormick & Co., kicked off the April technical meeting of the National Association of Flavors & Food-Ingredient Systems in Elizabeth, New Jersey, by discussing "The Reality of Flavor Perception." Johnson gave an in-depth review of the components of taste and cited many examples of the influence of neural integration of taste and smell in the human brain. The presentation covered numerous practical applications such as using congruent aromas to enhance saltiness in low-salt content and solid food products.

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