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Organoleptic Characteristics of Flavor Materials: CSA Round Table

By: Gerard Mosciano
Posted: April 23, 2007, from the May 2007 issue of P&F magazine.

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The 2006 Chemical Sources Association (CSA) Suppliers’ Round Table was held at FONA International, Geneva, Illinois. The 12,000-square-foot FONA center was built by president and CEO Joseph Slawek in part to house FONA’S Flavor 101, Savory 201 and Beverage 201 flavor education programs. In addition, it is an integral part of one of the most modern and up-to-date facilities built to house international offices, flavor creation, flavor applications and FONA’s ever expanding flavor manufacturing requirements on its 23-acre campus.

The 110 attendees were able to evaluate and sample over 160 aromatic chemicals (both natural and artificial), botanical extractives and other natural materials, as well as evaluate finished products flavored with them. The presenters were: Advanced Biotech, Bedoukian, Bell, Berjé, Biolandes, Cargill Flavor Systems, Danisco, Flavor Materials International, Fontarome Chemicals, International Flavors & Fragrances, MCI Miritz Citrus Ingredients LLC, Moore Ingredients, Charkrit/Oxford, SAFISIS USA, Polarome International, SAFC, Thwaites, Inc./Lionel Hitchen Ltd., Treatt USA, Vigon International/Givaudan and Wen International.

The following are but a few of the flavor ingredients presented.

Materials evaluated: Anisyl Acetone Natural (Advanced Biotech, Inc.); Benzodihydropyrone Natural (Bell Flavors & Fragrances Inc.); 2,5-Dimethyl-3(2H)-Furanone Natural (Charkit Chemical Corp.); Grapefruit Sulfur Isolate Natural and Organic (#02-028-06, Moore Ingredients); 4-Hexen-3-one (Treatt USA); N-(4-Hydroxy-3-Methoxy)-8-Methyl-6-Nonenamide 94% (Fontarome Chemical Inc.); Massoia SOR, Acetone Extract, Natural (Thwaites, Inc.); Methionyl Butyrate (Treatt USA); Methyl 10-Undecenoate Natural (Cargill Flavor Systems); Prenyl Iso Butyrate (Bedoukian Research Inc.); Soft Ginger Extract Chinese Alcoholic Extract, Natural (Thwaites Inc.); St. John’s Bread Extract Unroasted, Natural and Organic (Moore Ingredients); Tamarind Extract Natural (Vigon International); Tangerine Oil, 10 Fold, Dancy (Thwaites Inc.)

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