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May 27, 2017 | 03:53 PM CDT

Flavor Bites: Hexanal

By: John Wright

The majority of uses of hexanal are in the obvious fruit flavor realm, but it can also be helpful in other categories, particularly nut flavors.

May 27, 2017 | 03:43 PM CDT

Organoleptic Characteristics of Flavor Materials: June 2017

By: Judith Michalski, senior flavorist, abelei fla…

This month's column features organoleptic discussions on hibiscus extract organic, cassis bourgeons absolute, fennel oil, mango distillate organic and more.

May 27, 2017 | 03:24 PM CDT

Forward Thinking: Fragrances of the Moment

By: By Amy Marks-McGee, Trendincite LLC

Fine fragrance continues to be a competitive landscape, with a plethora of fragrance applications and choices across all distributions. With a myriad of options, consumers are no longer confined to fine fragrance for a memorable fragrance experience.

May 27, 2017 | 03:22 PM CDT

Progress in Essential Oils: Juniper Berry Oil

By: Brian M. Lawrence, Consultant

This month's column discusses the chemical composition of juniper berry oil.

May 27, 2017 | 03:13 PM CDT

Formulating Synthetics the Microbial Way

By: Deniz Ataman

New genetic engineering techniques are making it possible to produce more and more chemical-derived synthetic compounds through biological routes.

May 27, 2017 | 03:05 PM CDT

Endpoint. Clarity in Clean Labels

By: Deniz Ataman

The bottom line on clean labeling comes back to the consumer. Are they caught up in a cloud of details for processing and replacing ingredients? Or do they just want a simple, transparent product label?

May 27, 2017 | 02:47 PM CDT

Extracting the Essence: Comparing Vanilla and Cocoa Processes

By Patrick Dunphy, Ph.D., Flavour & Vanilla Consul…

Understanding the similarities and differences in biochemistry, chemistry and curing processes of vanilla and cocoa may offer insight into producing high-quality materials.

May 27, 2017 | 02:44 PM CDT

Editor's Note: Strength in Diversity

By: Deniz Ataman

Consumers continue to request more natural, cleaner, organic, non-GMO and transparently labeled ingredients in their products, which provides the F&F industry an opportunity to look deeper into the "culture" of clean ingredients.

May 26, 2017 | 02:07 PM CDT

Cyclone Affects PROVA’s Madagascan Vanilla


A category four cyclone struck Madagascar, one of the strongest to hit in 13 years, and has put the stability of PROVA’s vanilla crop in danger.

May 26, 2017 | 01:28 PM CDT

Firmenich Ranked Within Top 1% of Sustainable F&F Companies

Moving towards sustainability

EcoVadis has awarded Firmenich with a gold rating for being among the most sustainable suppliers in the F&F industry.