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Episode 20

Coca-Cola's Jason Richardson, Tasty Science, IFT FIRST Pitch Competition Winner

In this episode of Omnivore, our hosts interview food science thought leaders appearing in the pages of the September 2023 issue of Food Technology.

Jason Richardson, PhD, is global director, quality and food safety, The Coca-Cola Company, talks about his mission to refresh and reframe food safety culture to advance future performance and company growth. Cornell University Associate Professor Dr. Robin Dando offers insights into his research into the science of taste, including a discussion of the impact of taste on metabolism. Paola Delgado, chief operating officer at Helaina and winner of the 2023 IFT FIRST Pitch Competition, discusses the company’s use of precision fermentation.

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Jason Richardson Jason Richardson, PhD, is global director, quality and food safety, The Coca-Cola Company, where he leads multiple initiatives that leverage the company’s longstanding legacy of quality with a food safety culture future-forward refresh to create and capture value across the enterprise.

Robin Dando Robin Dando is an associate professor in the Department of Food Science at Cornell University and head of the Dando Taste Physiology Lab there.

Paola Delgado Paola Delgado is the chief operating officer at Helaina.

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