Pet Care Flavor 201

2020 In-Person Classes have been Canceled 

Pet Care Flavor 201

Learn how flavors can enhance pet food, treats, supplements and healthcare products.

Pet Care Flavor 201 Webinar Series:

Defining a Flavor – Pet Edition: October 1 from 11:00AM-12:00PM CST:

  • In this webinar, Dr. Robert Sobel, VP Research & Innovation, will  go into the many differences existing between the anatomies and flavor perceptions of humans and their pet counterparts. Learn how these differences influence pet feeding behavior. There will also be a discussion of macronutrient and repeated consumption behavior will be reviewed.

Flavor Design for Pet: October 7 from 11:00AM-12:00PM CST:

  • Designing great tasting pet products poses unique challenges as we must consider not only our furry friends but the pet parent. Another layer of complexity is added due to our inability to receive detailed feedback regarding preference and liking. In this webinar, Dr. Smaro Kokkinidou, R&I Director, and Kristin Fox, Junior Flavorist, will lead you through how we design flavors for pet products and the benefit of integrating the use advanced analytical tools such as E-nose and E-tongue to create tailored flavor solutions for best in class products.

If you would like to attend any of these webinars, please reach out to Sarah Hyken at Shyken@fona.com for the link.

Class Topics

Flavor Uses in Pet Care  

An introduction to using flavors in pet care applications. This section sheds light on commonly asked questions such as: “What’s the difference between a flavor and a palatant?”; “Where in the process should I add flavor?” and “Should I be using a liquid or dry flavor?”

Pet Perception of Flavor

How developed is a cat’s sense of taste? How different is a dog’s sense of smell? In this section, we will dive into the taste and aroma perception in cats and dogs including how they differ from humans and each other.

Creating Flavors for Pets 

Dive into flavor chemistry and the building blocks of flavor creation for pet care applications. 

Flavor Regulation in Pet Care 

Build a foundation of understanding of the regulations for using flavors in pet care. From FEMA GRAS to FDA to AAFCO, this session has it covered.

Improving Palatability with Flavor

Learn how using electronic sensing technology helps understand what drives palatability.

Sensory for Developers: Part 1

Enhance the language we use for evaluation attributes specific to the flavor and aroma of pet food. Includes a hands-on tasting and smelling of the positive and negative sensory attributes in pet food.  Flavor attributes are shown on their own as well as in in product.

Marketing Trends 

A deep dive into the humanization of pets and the leading flavor trends.

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Upcoming Classes

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