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Food Safety & Quality Management Division

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Eric Ewert Food Safety & Quality Management Division
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Noteworthy Programs

On-Demand Webinar: Best Practices in Sensory Evaluation for Quality Management

Sensory evaluation is a powerful tool for effective quality management programs. Learn from speakers Carole Sanders (General Mills Inc.) and Eddie Kusmider (Kraft Heinz) as they share diverse insights from the perspectives of sensory evaluation, quality management, and product development. The panelists discuss best practices of sensory evaluation that apply to quality management, describe how sensory evaluation can be integrated into quality management programs, and explain for the value of sensory evaluation to enhance quality management programs.

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Division Oral Competition Finalists

  1. Quality Evolution in Sequential Drying: Mechanistic Understanding, Mayuri Ukidwe, Cornell University (First Place)
  2. Effect of postharvest treatments on the shelf life of Hass avocado (Persea americana Mill.), Angie Homez, University of Guelph (Second Place)
  3. Non-Targeted Analysis for the Authentication of Honey Using a Handheld MEMS-based FTNIR Device Combined with Pattern Recognition Analysis, Walter Salas-Valerio, Universidad Nacional Agraria, La Molina (Finalist)
  4. Rapid identification of spores-forming bacteria in commercial tomato paste products using FT-IR screening, Xiaoyan Tan, The Ohio State University (Finalist)

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