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TSCA Reform Bill Inches Closer to President's Desk

Perfume Flavorist - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 04:47
A bill that amends the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to revise regulations on chemicals has passed the House and is on its way to the Senate later this week and then to the president to be signed into law.

In Case You Missed It: This Week in News

Perfume Flavorist - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 03:48
Denali is investing in growth, Givuadan is expanding with a new acquisition and more.

Frutarom’s First Quarter Shows Record Breaking Income

Perfume Flavorist - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 02:17
Frutarom Industries Ltd., saw first quarter sales rise 32.7%, equaling $257.7 million and earning a net profit of $26.4 million. The Israeli flavoring and specialty ingredients company has completed 11 acquisitions from last year and five in 2016, amassing $182 million to assist with the monetary success of the company.

3 New Trends Pop Up for Carbonated Soft Drinks

Perfume Flavorist - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 02:01
Craft sodas and healthier ingredients might be what carbonated soft drinks need in order to gain back shelf space and purchases by consumers.

The Mysterious Olfaction Molecule Unmasked

Perfume Flavorist - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 00:41
A recent study from The Monell Center found the connection between the olfactory marker protein (OMP) and the detection of different scents after a 30-year-old mystery.

Joya Studio Brings Art and Scent to Brooklyn

Perfume Flavorist - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 02:16
Joya Studio opened its flagship small-batch perfume studio in Brooklyn's historic and industrial Clinton Hill neighborhood.

Unwrapping 5 Sweet Confectionery Trends

Perfume Flavorist - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 01:02
Bigger, bolder flavor profiles, different fruit/chocolate pairings and luxury flavors are just a few flavor trends that will emerging trends according to The National Confectioners Association.

Blurring the line between breakfast and snack

IFT News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 01:00
Consumers continue to embrace snacking—not only as viable daypart option but also as a paradigm through which to view eating in general (smaller, more frequent meals). This has caused and will continue to cause changes in consumers’ relationships with traditional breakfast foods, according to market research publisher Packaged Facts in the report “Breakfast: Retail Market Trends and Opportunities in the U.S.”

FDA releases final guidance on labeling term ‘evaporated cane juice’

IFT News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 01:00
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a final guidance for industry stating FDA’s view that sweeteners derived from sugar cane should not be declared on food labels as “evaporated cane juice.”

Monsanto rejects Bayer takeover offer of $62 billion

IFT News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 01:00
According to Reuters, Monsanto, the world’s largest seed company, has turned down Bayer AG’s $62 billion acquisition bid as “incomplete and financially inadequate,” but said it was open to engage further in negotiations.

Nestlé joins other food giants in attempt to woo startups

IFT News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 01:00
Nestlé has announced that it is launching a new global open innovation platform called Henri@ Nestlé in order to build new partnerships with startups.

Givaudan Acquires Spicetec Flavors & Seasonings

Perfume Flavorist - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 02:04
Givaudan is acquiring ConAgra Foods' Spicetec Flavors & Seasonings business to strengthen capabilities in integrated savory solutions.

Food waste bill targets confusing date labels

IFT News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 01:00
On May 20, lawmakers introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate and House that would make expiration date labeling on packaged food items more consistent and coherent and, consequently, help reduce food waste.

General Mills invests in Kite Hill

IFT News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 01:00
Kite Hill, the California-based manufacturer of artisanal nut milk cheeses and yogurts, has closed an $18 million fundraising round with lead investment from 301 INC, General Mills’ new business development and venturing unit, and CAVU Venture Partners, a leading consumer growth equity firm.

Low FODMAP diet may improve quality of life for those with IBS

IFT News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 01:00
Research presented at Digestive Disease Week and published in Gastroenerology shows that a change in diet may improve the lives of those diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

U.S. organic food sales reached $39.7 billion in 2015

IFT News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 01:00
The booming U.S. organic industry posted new records in 2015, with total organic food product sales reaching $39.7 billion, up 11% from the previous year, according to the Organic Trade Association’s 2016 Organic Industry Survey.

USDA offers $7 million in funding to prevent childhood obesity

IFT News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 01:00
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that six universities have been awarded nearly $4 million in funding by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) to help fight obesity and improve the health of our nation's children.

CPL Aromas Hires Burkhard Juergens as General Manager

Perfume Flavorist - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 23:00
Burkhard Juergens has been appointed as the new general manager for the sales division of CPL Aromas UK.

Now Hiring: Regional Sales Manager

Perfume Flavorist - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 05:18
Organica Aromatics Corporation USA is looking to hire a regional sales manager to oversee the promotion and sales of its flavor and fragrance ingredients in the North American region.

Nutrition Facts Update: Bev Makers Cutting the Sugar in Drinks

Perfume Flavorist - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 01:00
The U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made its final changes on the Nutrition Facts Panel, and in response, beverage makers plan to commit to offering more low- and no-calorie drink options.

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