Over 1,700 FEMA GRAS substances have been accepted internationally through the United Nations FAO/WHO Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA), an important step toward the global harmonization of flavor ingredients.
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