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Jun 20, 2017 | 12:33 PM CDT

Firmenich Appoints Julien Firmenich as VP Ingredients

Effective July 1, Julien Firmenich will serve as the vice president of ingredients for the Swiss F&F house.

May 30, 2017 | 09:48 AM CDT

Biotech is Booming for F&F

Fragrance and Flavor Biotechnology

As natural ingredients become subject to more scarcity, F&F is relying more heavily on alternative materials. Additionally, governing regulations have been on biotechnology R&D and applications’ side, giving the market a boost with their support.

May 27, 2017 | 03:43 PM CDT

Organoleptic Characteristics of Flavor Materials: June 2017

By: Judith Michalski, senior flavorist, abelei fla…

This month's column features organoleptic discussions on hibiscus extract organic, cassis bourgeons absolute, fennel oil, mango distillate organic and more.

May 27, 2017 | 03:22 PM CDT

Progress in Essential Oils: Juniper Berry Oil

By: Brian M. Lawrence, Consultant

This month's column discusses the chemical composition of juniper berry oil. Some of its common uses include seasoning mixtures in the food industry as flavorings in marinades for meat and fish, as well as in beverages such as tea, beer and brandy

May 27, 2017 | 03:13 PM CDT

Formulating Synthetics the Microbial Way

By Christina Agapakis, Ph.D. and Kit McDonnell; Gi…

New genetic engineering techniques are making it possible to produce more and more chemical-derived synthetic compounds through biological routes.

May 27, 2017 | 02:47 PM CDT

Extracting the Essence: Comparing Vanilla and Cocoa Processes

By Patrick Dunphy, Ph.D., Flavour & Vanilla Consul…

Understanding the similarities and differences in biochemistry, chemistry and curing processes of vanilla and cocoa may offer insight into producing high-quality materials.

May 27, 2017 | 02:44 PM CDT

Editor's Note: Strength in Diversity

By: Deniz Ataman

Consumers continue to request more natural, cleaner, organic, non-GMO and transparently labeled ingredients in their products, which provides the F&F industry an opportunity to look deeper into the "culture" of clean ingredients.

May 26, 2017 | 02:07 PM CDT

Cyclone Affects PROVA’s Madagascan Vanilla

cyclone

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.

May 26, 2017 | 12:44 PM CDT

Pyrazine Specialties and CTC Organics Under New Leadership

Pyrazine Specialties and CTC Organics announced that it has recently been acquired and under the new leadership of CEO Michael Peterson.

May 24, 2017 | 02:43 PM CDT

Catching up With Confections at Flavorcon with Stephen Wolf

A speaker at Flavorcon 2017

Stephen Wolf will be presenting on day one of Flavorcon about the challenges the confectionery market faces with sugar replacement and sweet flavors.