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Food Wednesday: Avian flu and global flavor testing

It's pretty well known that international food producers tailor the flavor of foods like cookies, crackers and Nescafé coffee to the preferences of local populations. But did you know this also happens with supplements like Ensure made by Abbott labs? Apparently a selection of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry doesn’t wow ‘em in India and China the way it does here. Instead, in those markets, you'll find flavors better suited for local palates. WBEZ food reporter Monica Eng and Abbott Labs' Rob Miller, divisional vice president of R&D, Scientific and Medical Affairs explain how it all works. (Photo: AP/Charlie Neibergall, File)

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