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First Look: Inside IFF's New Singapore Facility
P&F visits new site and discusses the company's strategies for Greater Asia.
PreGel America Predicts 2013 Flavor, Dessert Trends
The specialty dessert ingredient company's trend watch includes exotic flavor infusions, flavored coatings for ice cream cones as well as popcorn, doughnut and alcoholic flavors used in sweet treats.
Global Fragrance Sales are Making a Comeback, Report Says
A Companies & Markets report says U.K. holiday shopping season results are expected to show a boom year for fragrances, thanks to exciting new releases.
WFFC Supports Charitable Efforts
The group has made charitable contributions this year to a number of organizations including the American Heart Association, American Lung Association, American Red Cross, Museum of Arts & Design, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Symrise-Probi Deal on Probiotics for Food, Bev, Cosmetics and More
Partnership will initially center on oral care.
Access the Past 4+ Years of P&F magazine
Digital access provides archives through October 2008.
Fiscal Cliff, Economic Worries Weigh on Chemical Execs' Minds
A KPMG poll says 41% of industry executives are concerned about the U.S. fiscal cliff; 20% point to a slowdown in emerging markets; 19% cite Eurozone debt issues.
Bell Gets Safe Quality Food (SQF) 2000 Level 3 Recertification
Bell maintained “excellent” status by meeting a newly revised standard with additional requirements and a more stringent scoring system.
Pinova Publishes Sustainability Report
The company has spent about $30 million to improve operational performance and has teamed with the American Chemistry Council and member companies to determine the carbon footprint of crude sulfate turpentine.
EFSA Evaluates Follow-up Studies on Two Flavorings
Panel finds 4-methylpent-3-en-2-one is not genotoxic; 4-methyl-3-hepten-5-one determination will be based on another group evaluation of a structurally equivalent substance.
Emerging Markets to Gain "More Interest" in 2013, Industry Report Predicts
Leatherhead Food Research says emerging markets will significantly outpace developed economies; Europe expects Q1 contraction, but U.S. is seen as much more promising.
Firmenich Names Lime as the 2013 Flavor of the Year
The company plans to promote lime flavors around the world in beverages, sweet goods and savory.
Unistraw Holdings Gets U.S. Patent For Drink-flavoring Straw
The straws, slated for launch in the U.S. in first quarter 2013, can release active flavorings and even nutritional ingredients such as probiotics.
Treatt Fiscal 2012 Revenue Falls on Orange Oil Price Drop
The company says 2012 was one of the "toughest years on record for R.C. Treatt," but the first quarter of 2013 has started at a "steady pace."
Comax Flavors Reveals 2013 Flavor Trends
Flavor trends include peach basil black tea, butterscotch coffee crunch, pistachio almond cream and more.

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Upcoming events include the IFRA North America Annual Business Meeting (Teaneck, NJ) and WFFC Chicago Event (Chicago, IL).