Once a flavorist develops a desirable flavor system, the flavor has to be delivered to the product developer—and ultimately to the consumer—in a form that can be incorporated into a food or beverage manufactured commercially. That is where the flavor-delivery specialist comes in. The flavor-delivery specialist uses a unique set of skills and tools—including encapsulation technologies, material science and physical chemistry, delivery systems and processes—as well as propr…

Figure 2. Certified Flavorist Dana Gasiorowski prepares a compounded flavor.

Figure 1. Interactive fl ow diagram of a fl avor delivery project at McCormick & Co. Key agents in the fl avor-delivery process are shown in teal/aqua, service groups in green, and secondary functions in tan.

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