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Jun 19, 2008 | 03:21 PM CDT
By: Cara Newkirk, FONA International
FONA’s Flavor Radar tracks flavor trends from novel to mainstream. In the flavor industry, assertions about trends can sometimes seem heavy on the intangibles and light on data. To fill the gap between theory and fact, FONA International developed the Flavor Radar, a flavor mapping methodology that trends flavors from a novel idea to an everyday pantry staple.
Jun 19, 2008 | 02:12 PM CDT
An overview of recent F&F science Chewing gum: R.V. Potineni and D.G. Peterson had a couple of interesting publications regarding flavor release in chewing gum. First, the pair reported that the release of the sugar alcohol phase in sugar-free chewing gum was directly related to the release profile of cinnamaldehyde in the same product. The authors examined a number of flavor solvents in the study, including triacetin, propylene glycol and medium chained triglycerides.
Jun 16, 2008 | 05:53 PM CDT
Treatt's Joseph Tomusange offers insight and advice on how to prepare for REACH
Jun 06, 2008 | 10:36 AM CDT
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which is the European Union’s scientific risk assessment body on food and feed safety, nutrition, animal welfare and plant protection and health, is launching a database for Europe’s leading scientific experts to assist it in its work.
Jun 02, 2008 | 07:19 PM CDT
On May 2, 2008 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a public meeting on the Chemical Assessment and Management Program (ChAMP), a program designed to fulfill US commitments under the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) with Canada and Mexico to improve cooperation on chemical regulation among the three countries.
Jun 02, 2008 | 07:03 PM CDT
Senator Ted Kennedy, chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), has circulated a draft food safety title of legislation on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which includes four broad categories: Preventing Food-borne Illness, Intervention, Response to Unsafe Foods and Enhancing Capacity.
Jun 02, 2008 | 06:57 PM CDT
Please find linked below the Report of the Fortieth Session of the Codex Committee on Food Additives (163 pages) which contains information on the food additive provisions and guidelines for the use of flavorings.
Jun 02, 2008 | 06:54 PM CDT
The European Chemicals Agency announced plans to revise by June of this year a key provision of its guidance on how to register substances in accordance with REACH.
Jun 02, 2008 | 06:45 PM CDT
In order to better reflect the true origins of products in the marketplace, the Canadian government has announced an action plan which will require products to be labeled and advertised accurately and truthfully.
Jun 02, 2008 | 05:18 PM CDT
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a Q&A on acrylamide.