Flavour chemists duplicate natural flavourings into food products to enable the original taste to be retained after food processing. Flavourists can enhance natural flavours or create new ones for the food industry. Flavourists examine the characteristics of proteins, fats and carbohyrdrates in food and their role in creating its flavour. This research work helps them understand the chemical changes made by the addition of additives.
Senior Flavourist are responsible for developing new technical solutions for functional flavours. The role may involve supporting management on technical areas such as areas such as raw materials selection, flavour creation, application, sensory evaluation and regulatory issues. Entrants usually have a degree in chemistry or Food Science, with managerial roles requiring a number of years experience in the industry. Opportunities exist with manufacturers, food producers and flavour houses that supply the industry. such as Synergytaste
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Job Description for flavour chemist.
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American chemical Society Article on Food Science
For some further general information on a career in food technology.