Artiste Flavor Essence (Waldwick, New Jersey) now represents the citrus oils of Cilione srl (Calabria, Italy) in the United States, including 50 types of lemon, orange, mandarin and bergamot oil in folded, decolorized, terpeneless, and other forms.
The move is intended to grow the materials' presence across product categories in the consumer food, beverage and fragranced products industries, as well as flavor and fragrance companies, and presents an opportunity for the companies to boost their differentiation through specialization and pricing.
“The Cilione family has an intimate knowledge of the delicate balance needed to produce high quality citrus products,” said Joe Raimondo, Artiste’s principal. “For a century they have cultivated and extracted the best citrus. They know how to maximize their yield with no compromise to the quality of the products they produce, and their experience drives efficiencies across all citrus applications.”