The International Organization of the Flavor Industry (IOFI) has named Assia Kovatcheva scientific manager. In her new job, Kovatcheva will initially focus on addressing the backlog of IOFI information letters. In particular, she is updating the list of Artificials. Part of her main responsibilities include the maintenance, upgrade and further development of the IOFI regulatory database, supporting the IOFI global reference list of flavoring agents. In addition, she is responsible for the scientific and general content management of the IOFI Web site and the development of country reviews. Kovatcheva previously worked at Colipa, the European Cosmetic Toiletry and Perfumery Association.