Annual Meeting


November 17th & 18th, 2021


The annual meeting with be held virtually this year.  A tentative agenda can be found below. This event is open to all member companies.  The meeting will consist of 2 events, Project Updates and the Membership Meeting.  Registration for each event is separate.  


Project Updates

Project updates will be presented via a webinar format from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EST) on Weds. 11/17 and from 8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (EDT) on Thurs. 11/18.  Ten participants from each member company may attend the project updates.

 Project Updates Registration


Membership Meeting

The membership meeting will be held via Zoom from 12:30-2:00 p.m. (EDT) on Thurs. 11/18.  The membership meeting will include a discussion of new center business and future projects. Three participants from each member company may attend the membership meeting.  

To register for the Membership Meeting, please email Julie Peterson


Tentative Agenda

Wednesday 11/17/21 (EDT)

8:30 a.m. Director's Update
9:00 a.m. Identification of Compounds that Contribute to Coffee "Body"
9:45 a.m. Chemical Drivers of Cold Brew Coffee Liking
10:25 a.m. Chemical Drivers of Coffee Bitterness
11:00 a.m. Break
11:10 a.m. Chemical Drivers of Vanilla Liking
11:50 a.m. Chemical Drivers of Pungency Perception in Chili Peppers
12:20 p.m. Identification of Nonvolatile Compounds Contributing to Beef Fat/Flavor
12:40 p.m. Identification of Salt Enhancing Properties of Spice and Herb Extracts
1:10 p.m. Aroma Formation and Consumer Acceptability of Whole Wheat Products
1:50 p.m. Adjourn











Thursday 11/18/21 (EDT)

8:30 a.m. Chemical Drivers of Beer Liking
9:20 a.m. Flavor Activity and Stability of Stevia
10:00 a.m. Generation of Natural Bitter Blockers
10:40 a.m. Break
10:50 a.m. Protein Flavor Quality/Flavor Interactions
11:55 a.m. Time and Temperature Impact on Plant Flavor-Protein Interactions
12:10 p.m. Closing Remarks
12:15 p.m. Break
12:30 p.m. Membership Meeting (Zoom)
2:00 p.m. Adjourn











For questions, please email Julie Peterson