Flavor-forward inspiration drives craft beer. Utilizing a “flavor” in your product development allows you to expand your creative capabilities.
Key topics that will be covered:
- Flavor driving taste: Case studies on usage and how it may help with innovations
- Understanding flavor: An overview of what a flavor is
- FDA/TTB labeling guidance: Examples and how the guidance impacts naming and design of a beer for “Natural,” “Nat WONF” and “Type” flavors
- Technical considerations: When working with a flavor
At the end of the session, attendees will have a general knowledge around the FDA/TTB guidelines and how working with flavor can enhance innovation.
About the Speakers
Jennifer Howell, Director of Regulatory Innovation
A FONA leader for over 18 years, Jennifer is a passionate advocate for helping customers find solutions to their regulatory challenges. A strong voice in the food and beverage landscape, she is adept at communicating complex and future-forward ideas in effective ways, embodying the spirit of FONA's "dare to be different" approach. Jennifer is a lead faculty for FONA's Flavor University and has spoken at conferences for IFT, FlavorCon, PMCA, and the Product Stewardship Society. A key part of her role has been implementing "high tech, high touch" innovative solutions within the regulatory processes and infrastructure needed in a rapidly growing organization to provide compliant documentation and flavor development tools for programs such as organic, TTB, hazard communication, nutrition, allergen, labeling, and bioengineering. With these tools as a foundation, the regulatory team at FONA can process tens of thousands of documents at industry leading service times that have received frequent recognition from their customers. Jennifer has a B.A. in Philosophy from the State University of New York, New Paltz and is a Certified Naturalist.
Trina Murray, Sr. Scientist for Beverage Applications
Trina Murray is a Sr. Scientist for Beverage Applications at FONA International. She has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Microbiology from University College Cork, Ireland. Trina has 16+ years of experience in the flavor industry working predominantly in the beverage area. She is passionate about flavor applications and alcohol is a specific area of focus for her. Trina is also a faculty member for FONA’s Flavor University program and loves to share her knowledge on how best to work with flavors in different beverage applications.
Molly Zimmerman, Scientist – Beverage
With 10 years of experience in food and beverage, Molly Zimmerman brings a diverse skill set in beverage development, the culinary arts, and consumer expertise. She serves as scientist on FONA’s technical team with an eye toward creating impact and growth for valued partners.