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Flavorcon Update

Flavorcon Focus: Consumer-Preferred Reduced-Sodium and -Fat Formulations
Note: Hotel rate deadline coming October 20.

Calendar of Events

Updated: Industry Events Calendar
This week's events include: Vitafoods Asia (Hong Kong, China) and A Rose Scented Walk (London).
Perfumer & Flavorist Raw Material Bulletin
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Industry News

US F&F Demand to Approach $7 Billion in 2017
Market researcher Freedonia Group says favorable wellness, demographic, and macroeconomic trends will spur demand for flavors and fragrances.
Naturex Completes Acquisition of Valencia, Spain Plant
The company has completed the acquisition of the land and buildings of a plant located in Valencia, Spain, which Naturex was renting since the acquisition of the ingredients division Natraceutical at the end of 2009.
Cargill Releases 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report
Includes information on the company’s efforts to advance sustainable agriculture, how it helps advance global food safety practices, and its work with smallholder farmers to improve productivity and incomes.
Flavorchem Publishes Savory Flavor Recipe Book for Customers
Each recipe, which can be downloaded as a PDF from the company's website, uses a flavor-infused oil of authentic herbs and spices.
Evonik Names Jeremy Neuhart Communications Director
Neuhart will be responsible for all media relations, and employee and business communications strategies and tactics.
Rats' Taste Buds Help Opertech Bio Develop Taste Evaluation Tech
With Microtiter Operant Gustometer, MOG, rats are trained to become expert taste testers; the work has the potential to improve the process for discovering new flavor ingredients and more.
Bontoux Organics, Inc. Acquires A Woman of Uncommon Scents, Inc.
Bontoux Group (Saint Auban sur l’Ouvèze, France/Edison, New Jersey) has announced that its newly created affiliate, Bontoux Organics, Inc., has acquired A Woman of Uncommon Scents.
FONA Among Inc.'s 5000 List of Fastest-Growing U.S. Private Companies
FONA was named one of the fastest-growing private companies in the country by Inc. magazine for the seventh consecutive year.
Naturex 1H Rev Up 12.6%, 13.4% at Constant Exchange Rates
Changes in the group structure contributed an additional gain of 2.4%, mainly from the business of DBS acquired in 2012 whose cranberry-extract based product, Pacran, had strong performance.
CPL Aromas Expands Presence in India; Opens New Facility in Mumbai
CPL has been present in the market for about 30 years, but the company said a recent change in the ownership structure has acted as a catalyst for new investments.
TFS Begins Indian Sandalwood Harvest
The board of TFS Corporation Ltd. has provided an update on the timing and expectations for its first harvest of Indian sandalwood plantations, which is slated to begin today.
FFS Promotes Diane Loughran to Fragrance Laboratory Manager Role
In her new role, she will be in charge of project assignments and time management of the fragrance and perfumer technicians.

Featured Event

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