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Cyclone Affects PROVA’s Madagascan Vanilla

Perfume Flavorist - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 03:07
A category four cyclone struck Madagascar, one of the strongest to hit in 13 years, and has put the stability of PROVA’s vanilla crop in danger.

Firmenich Ranked Within Top 1% of Sustainable F&F Companies

Perfume Flavorist - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 02:28
EcoVadis has awarded Firmenich with a gold rating for being among the most sustainable suppliers in the F&F industry.

Pyrazine Specialties and CTC Organics Under New Leadership

Perfume Flavorist - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 01:44
Pyrazine Specialties and CTC Organics announced that it has recently been acquired and under the new leadership of CEO Michael Peterson.

Symrise Expands in Asia-Pacific Amid Industry Shift

Perfume Flavorist - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 01:33
Symrise unveiled its Asia-Pacific Flavor Innovation and Technology Center in Singapore, as other companies make similar moves.

The Spice is Right for Mars and Wrigley

Perfume Flavorist - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 01:24
Mars and Wrigley are tapping into the spicy and comforting flavor trends with their upcoming products, including "Sweet Heat" Skittles and Starburst.

Kerry Group Acquires Tianning Flavor and Fragrance in Asia Push

Perfume Flavorist - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 03:42
Kerry Group has acquired Tianning Flavor and Fragrance (Jiuangsu) Co Ltd, as a way to expand its presence in Asia.

SFC Meeting in Cincinnati: “Vanilla! Rum! & Chocolate”

Perfume Flavorist - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 00:52
The April 20th Society of Flavor Chemists (SFC) meeting at the historic Cincinnati Netherlands Hotel attracted a near record 112 attendees to learn about the vanilla industry, artisanal chocolate and rum flavor chemistry.

Symrise Recognized for Commitment and Sustainability

Perfume Flavorist - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 22:24
Symrise was recently recognized for a couple of different initiatives from both the DQS Sustainability Conference and its film, TREEHUGGER: Wawona. The company was awarded for its commitment to sustainability and international social engagement.

Catching up With Confections at Flavorcon with Stephen Wolf

Perfume Flavorist - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 03:43
Stephen Wolf will be presenting on day one of Flavorcon about the challenges the confectionery market faces with sugar replacement and sweet flavors.

Day 1: Science and Technology Sessions at Flavorcon 2017

Perfume Flavorist - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 03:39
Be prepared to get technical at Flavorcon's science and technology track. The first day will feature presentations providing insight to different regulations, market trends and more.

FEMA Announces Nominations for Excellence in Flavor Science Award

Perfume Flavorist - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 02:39
FEMA has opened nominations for the Excellence in Flavor Science Award, recognizing individuals that show dedication to the advancement of flavor science with original research and publishing in peer-reviewed journals.

SFC Welcomes New Members

Perfume Flavorist - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 01:55
SFC welcomes two certified members, Kimberly Dickinson and Marina Stoliarova, and two apprentice members, Irina Van Osdell and Andrew Scholle.

Oreo Keeps on 'Pop' of Trends

Perfume Flavorist - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 01:36
Popping candy is the latest of Oreo's latest limited-edition cookie flavor. The brand has plans to appeal to consumers across the board, along with including them in the flavor creation process.

Lluch Essence Hire General and Commercial Manager

Perfume Flavorist - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 01:35
Albert Tomás and Tony Belmonte have become the general and commercial managers for Lluch Essence.

Danone Ventures invests in AccelFoods

IFT News - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 01:00
According to Bloomberg, Danone Ventures, has invested in AccelFoods, a fund run by two women that looks for upstart natural and organic brands that are stealing shelf space and sales from established food companies.

Doctors say no fruit juice before age one

IFT News - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 01:00
Fruit juice offers no nutritional benefit to children under age 1 and should not be included in their diet, according to a new policy statement issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

L.A. Lucky is recalling basil seed because of possible <em>Salmonella</em> risk

IFT News - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 01:00
L.A. Lucky Import & Export is voluntarily recalling L.A. Lucky brand Basil Seeds 2.1 oz due to presence of Salmonella in the packet.

NYC moves forward with menu labeling rules

IFT News - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 01:00
According to Politico, New York City began enforcing its new menu labeling rules on May 22.

President Trump proposes 20%+ cut to USDA 2018 budget

IFT News - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 01:00
On May 23, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the proposed 2018 budget for the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA), an almost 21% reduction and the third-largest percentage cut proposed for any agency, behind the Environmental Protection Agency and the State Department.

Using fermentation to remove cadmium contamination in rice

IFT News - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 01:00
A study published in the Journal of Food Science examines how to remove cadmium in rice by fermentation, the removal mechanisms, and the quality of fermented rice in order to utilize cadmium-contaminated rice.

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