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 Expert  721874

Expert in Flavorings: Research, Creation, Application, Evaluation & Legislation

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert's Firm has more than 40 years experience in the use of flavouring and essence materials in the formulation of a complete gamut of flavourings. This includes the use of natural, nature identical and artificial materials, their physical, chemical and organoleptic properties and quality control of them as raw materials. This also includes the formulation of novel flavourings and their legislative suitability for markets worldwide.



flavor formulation


flavoring material


food flavor additive


essence material

Expert has been concerned with the subject of flavour analysis, particularly from the viewpoint of flavour research. He has advised major flavour companies on food analysis projects with the objective of determining their chemical flavour contributors. He's also done a great deal of organoleptic evaluation of the results of flavour analysis and the possible use of the identified materials in new flavour formulations.

flavor analysis


flavor chemistry

He has first-hand experience of flavour encapsulation techniques such as spray-drying and coacervation. And Expert has done development work on gum acacia substitutes and the use of modified starches.

flavor encapsulation

Expert has more than 40 years of experience in the organoleptic examination of flavourings and food containing flavourings. This has included the examination of off-flavour and taints due to the deterioration of either added flavourings or the food itself including food/flavouring interactions. He has been instumental in managing analytical programs to verify the chemistry of the off-flavour with its sensory profile.


Expert has experience with the use of acetaldehyde in the formulation of a variety of flavours and safety precautions that are necessary in the handling of the material in flavour production situations. He also has experience in the use of acetic acid as a flavouring material and as a food acidulant.



acetic acid

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1954   B.Sc.   Terpene Chemistry   Imperial College, London   Upper 2nd

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1997 to





Senior Consultant


Expert provides all the technical flavour expertise of the consultancy.

1976 to 1996


Tastemaker Limited (formally PFW Ltd.)


Flavour Division


Technical Director


At Tastemaker, Expert was responsible as a board member for all the technical flavour functions, including creation and applications. He also was responsible for coordination with PFW fundamental reasearch in Holland, and regulatory matters within the company and with clients.

1972 to 1976


Barnett & Foster Ltd. (now Danisco Ltd.)


Flavour Division


Technical Director


He was responsible as a board member for all flavour technical facilities including creation and applications.

1956 to 1972


I.F.F. (GB) Ltd.


Flavour Division


Technical Manager


Expert was recruited as a graduate trainee flavourist and progressed to being technical manager and chief flavourist with responsibility for the total flavour creative activity of the UK company.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is an honorary fellow member of the British Society of Flavourists, presently Treasurer and a Past President. He is an Emeritus professional member of the American organization The Society of Flavor Chemists. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology.

Professional Appointments

Expert is a past Chairman of the British Essence Manufacturers Association and currently acts as a consultant to the association. He was a past vice-chairman of the experts committee of EFFA (European Flavour and Fragrance Association) and IOFI (International Organization of the Flavour Industry).

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Blackie Academic & Professional  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has provided flavour technical back-up for several important food companies.
  • He re-organised a flavour creative group for a major flavour company to increase its effectiveness.
  • He provided first-hand knowledge of flavour materials for a client interested in profitable selection offlavour chemicals to produce by natural methodology.
  • And he has provided regulatory services for several flavour and food companies.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Flavor expert for consulting on spice blend.
  • Expert in Food Pairing and flavor chemistry.
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Expert is moderately proficient in French, but requires practice to regain fluency.
German   Expert can translate technical German into English.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert has undertaken many seminar presentations on global flavour regulatory affairs.


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