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Fragrance #6 on Shoppers' Holiday Lists, Study Reveals
An NPD Group study shows fragrance is the #6 item on consumers' shopping lists; 14% of consumers plan to buy fragrance; 17% purchased fragrance as a holiday gift.
Bernal, CPL Aromas Columbia Senior Perfumer, Dies at 59
"Gracious, humble" senior perfumer played a major role in the company's success in Latin America.
Seven Scent Names DKSH to Market Fragrances in Thailand, Indonesia
DKSH will exclusively represent Seven in the target markets with a specific focus on personal care and household categories.
Health Canada Adds Table-top Stevia to List of Permitted Sweeteners
The results of Health Canada's evaluation of available data support the safety and efficacy of steviol glycosides when used as described.
FDA Responds to Energy Drink Plea; Cites GRAS Standards
In response to two senators lobbying for stronger energy drink regulation, FDA says it's examining any casual risks to health, but notes other caffeine-containing products have a long history of safe use in the U.S.
Groupe Caravelle Acquires Stake in Naturex
Naturex will consider adding Caravelle's CEO to its board of directors at the next shareholders meeting.
Symrise Wins German Sustainability Award
Company recognized for its approach to the sustainable procurement of vanilla in Madagascar.
Symrise Gets High Marks for Sustainability From Rating Agency
Oekom research's "B-" rating for Symrise gives it “prime status," a top grade in the chemical sector and qualifies it for a socially responsible investment (SRI).
Report: Agilex Flavors and Fragrances for Sale to Buyout Firm
The Federal Trade Commission reportedly granted the deal early antitrust clearance.
Charkit Chemical Names Lyons as VP
Michael Lyons will focus on the company's hydrazine hydrate and hydrazine derivatives business in North America.
Sensient's Manning Appointed to Executive, Finance Committees
On Dec. 6, the company's board amended a section of its by-laws to delete the second sentence, which required that all members of the finance committee must be non-employee directors.

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