Comprehensive Flavor Analysis

Finished Products & Ingredients Analysis

For finished products or ingredients requiring analysis, we start with expert sensory screening, performed by our extensively trained panel with experience in every food product imaginable – and non-food products. Continuously educated and developed under the guidance of Dr. MaryAnne Drake, trained panelists identify and rate attributes on an intensity scale. Results are delivered via a table of mean attributes from overall intensity of flavor and aroma through texture, as well as visual determinations.

Based on these results, we establish the next step, which could be to:

  • Implement consumer panel testing
  • Perform threshold testing for flavor compounds in many matrices (This is basic research into level of perception of certain compounds by the population, and tells you how important certain compounds are in your product.)
  • Conduct volatile and/or non-volatile compound testing to identify specific off-flavor issues and link volatile compounds to sensory attributes
  • Trace off flavor back through raw materials to identify sources
  • Run a proximate analyses to determine the percentages of components in your product

Product Development

Consumer perception is paramount to successful food products. We will work for you at all steps in your process to help:

  • Identify market niche
  • Understand the shelf life limitations of your product
  • Focus on what your customers and potential customers think about your product