Role of Flavorings in Determining Food Quality

12:30 - 13:05

  • In nearly all cases flavor is the main determinant of a consumer’s enjoyment and ultimately acceptance of a food product
  • Food companies are well-aware of this fact and go to great lengths to create products with desirable and consistent flavor attributes
  • This is often achieved by the judicious use of natural and/or artificial flavorings. There are many variables to consider when choosing and applying flavorings
  • This talk will discuss traditional and novel/creative ways to achieve optimal flavor quality in various types of food products

Keith R. Cadwallader, Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign