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McCormick's President of Consumer Foods Americas to Retire
Mark Timbie will be retiring as president of consumer foods Americas and chief administrative officer, effective the end of June 2013.
IFF Opens Flavor Manufacturing Facility in Guangzhou
The China-based flavor facility, which is part of a $100 million investment in Greater Asia, is expected to begin production in the third quarter, serving regional and global food and beverage customers.
McCormick's Langmead To Lead New Global Industrial Unit
Chuck Langmead, who was most recently president, industrial foods Americas, will be responsible for McCormick's industrial businesses globally and will chair the company's global industrial strategy council.
Monell Scientists Identify Key Component in Taste Perception
Scientists have identified CALHM1, a channel in the walls of taste receptor cells, as a necessary component in the process of sweet, bitter and umami (savory) taste perception.
Agilex Appoints Former A.M. Todd CEO
Raymond Hughes replaces Stu Zlotnik, who will transition to a senior advisory role for the board. Dan Stebbins will become the chairman of Agilex's board.
Treatt's Board Sets Meeting Date for Tim Jones Re-appointment Vote
The board has distributed proxies and has set March 28 for its extraordinary general meeting to confirm the reappointment of Tim Jones as a director after he missed re-election by a slight margin.
Natural Extracts Company Biolandes Unveils in China
The Le Sen, France-based natural aromatic extracts provider is opening operations in China with an office on the site of the Expo 2010 World’s Fair in Shanghai.
David Michael & Co. Inks Distribution Pact With Cambrian Solutions
Oakville, Ontario-based Cambrian Solutions supplies globally sourced food ingredients to customers across Canada.
NPD: Global Prestige Beauty Ends 2012 With Mixed Results
Fragrance sales based on dollar volume fell in France, Italy and Spain, but grew in the U.S. and the U.K., the market research firm reveals.
ACI Says "Challenges Remain" With California's Consumer Products Regs
ACI cites "burdensome and unnecessary rules" that could hinder the development of safer products.
VIDEO: IFRANA President Speaks About Emotional Connection of Scent
"Scents are creating an emotional connection to a brand," says Jennifer Abril in a recent IFRA North America Make Scents video.
Euromonitor Analyst Sees Juice Redefined in 2013
Analyst Michael Schaefer says tailored, "engineered" types of beverage products will account for a larger portion of sales among consumers who are unwilling to compromise on price, sugar content or flavor.
IFF Declares Q1 Quarterly Dividend
The cash dividend is 34 cents per share payable April 4 to shareholders of record as of March 21, 2013.
Specialty Chem Distributor Surfachem in Pact With Givaudan Fragrance
U.K.-based Surfachem Ltd. will represent Givaudan’s fragrance unit, presenting fragrance compounds to the personal care, home care and industrial and institutional sectors in the U.K. and Ireland.
Sensient Adds Eight Bespoke Functional Flavors to APSS Range
The new products extend the company's existing portfolio of flavors used to improve the sweetness profile of calorie-reduced products.

Calendar of Events

Updated: Industry Events Calendar
This week's events include PCHi 2013 Conference (Guangzhou, China), NYIFT 2nd Annual Hockey Night (Newark, NJ) and BSP/ICATS Perfumery Workshop Weekend (Whittlebury, England).
China International Flavor and Fragrance Summit & Specialty Exhibition 2013
The international event featuring representatives from the F&F industry, government officials and more will take place at Shanghai’s Crown Plaza Hotel from April 18–19, 2013.
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.
Perfumer & Flavorist Raw Material Bulletin
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Featured Event

Nov 18-19, 2013 | Atlantic City, NJ, USA
Flavorcon 2013