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The 372nd meeting of the Society of Flavor Chemists Inc. (SFC) included a presentation by Janet Scalese and staff of the Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau (TTB) regarding changes to Nonbeverage Tax Drawback Regulations and Procedures. TTB is in the process of changing the regulations and procedures for submitting nonbeverage formulas to obtain drawback of tax. The changes will involve a certification process by the manufacturer instead of the current approval process.
TTB's Nonbeverage Products Laboratory staff provided background on the regulatory changes covered the various ways to certify that a nonbeverage product is unfit for beverage purposes. They also lead a discussion of organoleptic analysis and provided a hands-on session to help industry members determine which products can be certified as unfit for beverage purposes. Changes to the regulations will significantly affect businesses using alcohol as a component of their flavor manufacture.
The Future of the Flavor Industry
The dinner speaker during the event was Charles Manley, vice president, science and technology (retired), Takasago International Corp. (USA), who spoke on the topic “Our Flavor Heritage gives us the Direction of the Future!”