During Prohibition, FEMA supported federal legislation allowing the sale of flavors and extracts that were "unfit for beverage use," and helped the federal government establish the "drawback" mechanism.
The FEMA Excellence in Flavor Science Award is not an annual award; rather, it is bestowed only when a deserving individual has demonstrated outstanding dedication to the advancement of flavor science through original research and publication in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, a FEMA Excellence in Science Award winner must be a globally recognized researcher and a highly-acclaimed leader in the field.
2015: Devin G. Peterson, Ph.D., Flavor Research and Education Center, The University of Minnesota
2014: Wolfgang Meyerhof, Ph.D., German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke, University of Potsdam
2013: Bob Eilerman, Ph.D., Givaudan | Video
2012: Chi-Tang Ho, Ph.D., Rutgers University | Video
2011: Terry E. Acree, Ph.D., Cornell University | Video
2009: Gary Beauchamp, Ph.D., Monell Chemical Senses Center
2008: Professor Peter Schieberle, Ph.D., Technical University of Munich, Germany
2007: Regula Naef, Firmenich, Switzerland
2006: Gary Reineccius, Ph.D., The University of Minnesota
Please click here for the FEMA Excellence in Flavor Science Award Nomination Form.