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EFSA Announces Major Transparency Initiative
The organization has also opened up its scientific committee and panel meetings to external observers to promote better understanding of how scientific risk assessment is carried out.
Japan's MHLW Approves Four Flavoring Substances
They include (3-amino-3-carboxypropyl) dimethylsulfonium chloride, 2-ethyl-6-methylpyrazine, trimethylamine and trans-2-methyl-2-butenal.
IOFI Implements New Staff Organizational Structure
Changes include naming Thierry Cachet to the newly approved position of regulatory and advocacy director, and Sean Taylor as scientific director.
EFSA's Risk Assessment Deems Aspartame Safe
Notes the ingredient poses no toxicity concern for consumers at current levels of exposure and the current Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) is safe for the general population.
Euromonitor Highlights Top 2013 Consumer Trends
Food has become more than a staple item and more consumers are focusing on healthy eating while going green.
Wixon President to Headline Economic Trends Breakfast
Peter Gottsacker will discuss the economy and emerging trends in food and beverage manufacturing at the Northern Trust Economic Trends Breakfast on Jan. 18, 2013.
MidOcean Acquires Agilex
Board members include Stebbins, Virtue and Connolly.
Pyrazine Specialties & CTC Organics Moving to Accommodate Growth
The company, which was based in Atlanta for 40 years, is moving to Ellenwood, GA, and will maintain operations at both locations for several months.
Sensient Releases 2013 Flavor Trend Forecast
Flavor trend forecasts for the year include Alderwood Smoke, Blue Honeysuckle Berry, French Toast, Cloudberry, Za’atar and more.
Monell Gets $1 Million to Further Salt Taste Perception Research
Food chemistry consultant Louise Slade, who made the donation, stresses the importance of salt taste perception research to make food healthier.
Wild Flavors Launches Wild Sweetness Enhancer
New ingredient adds sweetness perception and reduces sugar/calorie content, while helping to lower finished product costs.

Calendar of Events

Updated: Industry Events Calendar
Upcoming events include the Joint BSP/BSF Annual Lecture: Bespoke Gin (London) and WFFC Chicago: "Inspiring Your Senses" (Chicago).
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