The global vanilla market is in flux: moving from undersupply to oversupply, and in the Wellness and personal health is on our minds now more than ever. That’s why Virginia Dare has named Wellness Flavors the most influential taste trend as we enter 2022, as physical and mental health takes priority and becomes the dominant driver behind new product launches and consumer goods. During this podcast, we discuss what we see as some of the most intriguing functionally-inspired taste profiles emerging, and the inherent therapeutic properties or associations they carry.
Podcast Guest Experts
Virginia Dare Vice President of Business Development
Virginia Dare Marketing and Consumer Insights Manager
Bruce Perkin is the principal scientist and operator of Robust Food Solutions LLC, a food science-based consultancy that has operated since 2017, providing strategic advice and hands-on support to food businesses in the areas of quality systems and food safety, innovation, product development, and organizational design.
Bruce is a Certified Food Scientist, a Certified HACCP practitioner, and is a Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence through the American Society for Quality. He is also a Preventative Controls Qualified Individual under the FSMA regulations. He has completed Food Defense training through the FDA and the FSPCA. Bruce is a past Chairperson of the Dallas /Fort Worth chapter of IFT, and also a past Chair of the Food Service Division of IFT. In addition, Bruce is a part-time Adjunct Professor at Texas Womens’ University teaching NPD, Food Science and Food Safety to Culinology students.
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