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USDA Expert to Address Citrus Greening at Flavorcon
Disease now affecting at least 70% of commercial citrus trees in Florida.

Calendar of Events

Updated: Industry Events Calendar
Upcoming events include: FI South America (Brazil), Tecnoalimentos Expo (Mexico), and International Cake Exploration Society (Kentucky).
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Industry News

Barbara Kux Rejoins Firmenich's Board
Kux previously served on the Firmenich board from May 2008 to October 2011, but had to step down at the end of her three-year term as her role in the managing board of Siemens required much of her time.
Trend Spotting: Ungerer Taps British Tea-Inspired Fragrances for 2014
Ungerer expects gourmand scents inspired by the British tradition of afternoon tea to be a key driver in fragrance for 2014.
Sigma-Aldrich 2Q Net Income and Sales Rise 3%
The company’s first-half 2013 free cash flow surged 31% to $220 million. However, the company cut its full-year adjusted per-share earnings forecast due to foreign currency exchange rates.
Teawolf, Lera Develop Stress-Reduction Functional Beverage Formulas
The companies said Lera adaptogens in clinical studies reduced levels of cortisol, known as the "stress hormone," by 26% and 40.2%.
BASF Q2 Net Falls; Chemical Demand "Not Expected to Accelerate" in 2H
“The economic environment is and remains volatile," says Kurt Bock, chairman of the board of executive directors of BASF SE.
Givaudan First-Half Profit Up 35.5%; Strong Recovery in Fine Fragrance
Flavor division sales were CHF 1.18 billion, up 5.8% on a like-for-like basis; fragrance division sales were CHF 1.05 billion, an increase of 5.5%.
Sensient Names Paul Manning President, CEO Effective Feb. 2014
CEO Kenneth P. Manning will retire from his position on Feb. 1 and will serve as a non-employee chairman of the board and advisor until Dec. 31, 2015.
WFFC To Honor Carol Karahadian at 2013 Open Dinner
Carol Karahadian, global director of sensory - R&D division for Starbucks Coffee Company, will be honored at the 31st WFFC Open Dinner on Sept. 25, 2013, at the Westmount Country Club in West Paterson, New Jersey.
Naturex 1H Revenue Climbs On Rapid Nutrition, Health Growth
For the first half, total revenue rose to €165.8 million as its nutrition and health unit posted strong growth of 33.6% at constant exchange rates.
FDA Proposes New Rules Under FSMA to Ensure Imported Food Safety
The agency releases new proposed rules under FSMA for verifying foreign suppliers and accrediting third-party auditors; proposed rules available for public comment.
Sensient Q2 Revenue Up 3%; Net Earnings Fall on Restructuring Charge
The company's flavors and fragrances group posted a 4.1% revenue increase, although Sensient cut its 2013 per-share earnings outlook.
Flavor Capsules, E-Cigs and China Keep Global Tobacco Growth Afloat
Euromonitor predicts flavor capsule cigarette sales will easily reach 100 billion sticks sold in 2013; e-cigs, smoking cessation product sales slated to reach $51 billion in 2013; tobacco fans in Asia Pacific keep growth afloat.
Wixon Reveals On-Trend Zesty Sauce Seasonings, Rubs and More
New products include: Bourbon Street Meatball Seasoning
, Garam Ancho Masala Rub, Backwoods Beef Stick Ketchup, Korean Queso and more.

Featured Event

Nov 18-19, 2013 | Atlantic City, NJ, USA
Flavorcon 2013