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Industry News

Symrise Acquires Belmay
Belmay’s CEO, Ted Kesten, will continue to own Scent 2 Market, a design, development and supply chain management company in the air care segment; both companies have entered into an exclusive supply agreement.
Treatt's Board Calls to Re-elect Chairman After Reappointment Miss
Board calls for an extraordinary general meeting after the resolution to reappoint Tim Jones fails by a small margin of 3,533 votes (0.03%); 41.61% of shareholders didn't vote.
Vigon Promotes Two Key Members of Management Team
Company names Steve Somers Jr. as director of commercial activities, and Bill Blake as vice president of finance and strategy.
Finasucre Group Acquires Dikansky Family's Holdings in Naturex's SGD
Sugar producer and holding company The Finasucre Group now holds 98.79% of lead shareholder SGD's share capital; Naturex's board changes.
Earthoil Names Director of African Operations For Earthoil Kenya
Leopold Kerama takes over for Wayne Barratt, who will continue working with the company until March.
Eurofragance 2012 Sales Up 12%; Personal Care Fragrance Surges
For 2012, the company said it marked a significant increase in sales of fragrances for personal care, with growth of 13% from year-ago levels.
Kerry Group 2102 Sales Rise 10.3%; Health and Wellness Trends Strong
Despite challenging market conditions in relatively mature developed market sectors, new product development demand remained strong, driven by consumer health and wellness trends.
BASF 2012 Sales Up 7%; Net Income Slips Amid Higher Taxes
Care chemicals sales for 2012 slipped 4.2%; but the company expects global chemical production excluding pharmaceuticals to recover in 2013.
EFSA Evaluates Genotoxic Potential of Two Flavorings
Panel evaluated genotoxicity of two α,β-unsaturated thiophenes from subgroup 5.2 of FGE.19 in the flavoring group evaluation 224.
Patrick Pellerin, Natural Products Extraction Expert, Dies at 69
Pellerin served on a number of industry boards and was the chairman of the scientific board of the "Journées Internationales des Huiles Essentielles et Extraits."
Azelis Canada Names Tony Craske as Managing Director
Craske replaces Kevin Allen, who will retire in April after 15 years of service.
Fragrance Foundation Announces 2013 Consumer Choice Awards Finalists
Women's fragrance includes six finalists; men's includes five.
PureCircle to Launch High Purity Reb D Stevia Product
PureCircle has elected to formally submit its GRAS notification to the FDA for additional safety review and hopes to launch the product as early as the second half 2013.

Calendar of Events

Updated: Industry Events Calendar
This week's events include RIFM Free Webinar (online), WFFC "Wine While You Network" (Cincinnati) and 13th Annual West Coast Flavor Industry Forum (Anaheim, CA).
WFFC U.K. To Host Symposium on March 20
Talks include Juliet Fairclough on sustainability at Givaudan, Caroline Alexander on Castle Farm's Kentish lavender enterprise, and John Brebner on commercialization of essential oils and other ingredients.
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