Recently, the Chemical Sources Association (CSA) held its first-ever Midwest roundtable event. Held at FONA International’s headquarters in Geneva, IL, the event attracted more than 100 registrants from around the world. This forum provided a unique opportunity for all creative, technical and purchasing people to participate in interactive tasting, sensory sessions and demonstrations with suppliers to the flavor and fragrance industries. In addition to nine 30-minute sessions, attendees had the chance to tour FONA International’s new facility. Here P&Fnow gives you a rundown of the companies and products that were featured.
Among the 20 companies participating in the roundtable, some companies had “themes” to their presentations. For example, Givaudan showed over 20 spice extracts for beverage applications, including cilantro extract, nutmeg extract, tamarind extract and clove extract. Fontarome Chemical Inc. demonstrated their heating and cooling agents in an interactive tasting involving increasing cool/heat intensities. Moore Ingredients chose to display its certified organic isolates, such as St. Johns bread (unroasted) extract, cherry bark (wild) extract, orange isolate and fenugreek seed extract. Danisco presented some of its regional vanilla extracts from Madagascar, Mexico, Indonesia, India, Papua New Guinea and Uganda, while Biolandes showed its encapsulated extracts such as basil leaves SD, cinnamon powder and oregano herb SD extract. Treatt USA emphasized its line of kosher, synthetic specialty chemicals. These included 2,4,6-trithiaheptane, bis-(methylthiomethyl)sulphide and methionyl butyrate, 3-(methylthio)propyl butyrate. Other suppliers in attendance included: Bedoukian Research Inc., Bell Aromatics, Berjé Inc., Cargill Flavor Systems, Flavor Materials International, International Flavors & Fragrances, MCI Miritz Citrus Ingredients, SAFC, SAF-ISIS, Thwaites Inc., Vigon International Inc. & Givaudan, and WEN International.