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Flavorcon Photos and Highlights

Photos and Highlights: Flavorcon 2013 a Great Success
Hundreds of delegates and dozens of presenters gathered for two days of education and networking.

Industry News

Wixon Names Steve Padley as Corporate Chef
Padley’s responsibilities will include research and development of innovative products, as well as directing culinary and technical presentations of the company’s services to selected key accounts.
Symrise Wins Fi Europe Excellence Awards
The company receives the prize in the category of Sustainability Initiative of the Year, which recognized the company's sustainable vanilla commitment in Madagascar.
Firmenich Shifts, Re-brands Innovation Approach
Firmenich will now approach flavor innovation looking at its future through three platforms: Health and Nutrition; Natural and Sustainable; and Breakthrough Cost Innovation through a new innovation group called i5.
Orchidia Fragrances Launches New Website
Visitors can sign up for Fragrance 101, a partnering education program held at its research and development center, to learn about various subjects on fragrance technology and insight.
Global Essence Partners with Native Extracts Ltd.
Native Extracts Ltd. is an Australian-based company utilizing a new technology of cellular level extraction.
ISIPCA Celebrates its 40th Anniversary
ISIPCA will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Dec. 5, 2013 in Paris.
IFRANA Educates through “A Symphony of Senses”
The Washington, D.C. event on Nov. 13 celebrated the art of perfumery, marrying music and scents.
Flavor & Fragrance Specialties Gets Top Scores on Level 2 SQF Audit
The company scored 98% out of 100% on its recent Level 2 Safe Quality Foods (SQF) audit.
Frutarom Gains Stakes in International Flavors and Aroma Operations
It will acquire International Aroma Group, a Panamanian company, holder of the Guatemalan Aroma group, and has acquired the majority of the share capital of Cypress-based Cypriot Vantodio Holdings Limited company, holder of the Russian Protein Technologies Ingredients group.
Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation To Merge into Evonik Corp. Jan. 1
Action reflects continuing efforts to strengthen global Evonik brand.
De Monchy Aromatics Gives to Philippines Relief Effort
The company will donate 1% of all sales made in December towards the relief effort in the Philippines, following the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan.
Mane's Meat Pro Proposes Formulations for High-Fiber Burgers
Meat Pro's R&D team saw the need to expand into the area of vegetable fibers in meat applications.
Study: Diet-Induced Obesity Impacts Taste Perception
A recent study has found that diet-induced obesity significantly influences peripheral taste receptor cell signals in mice, which likely leads to changes in the central taste system and may cause altered taste perception.
UPDATE: Ajmal Perfumes Finds Next Young Perfumer Talent
The company partnered with Firmenich and the magazine Emirates Diaries to select young perfumer talent between the ages of 16 and 21 residing within the United Arab Emirates.

Calendar of Events

Updated: Industry Events Calendar
Upcoming events include: Advances in science smell & taste (Nice, France) and IFRA North America 2013 Annual Business Meeting (Hasbrouck Heights, NJ).
Perfumer & Flavorist Raw Material Bulletin
Do you have an ingredient that you would like to recommend to the flavor and fragrance industry?
WPC 2014: Program Advisers, Supporting Organizations Announced
The Future of Fragrance will explore the industry's challenges and inspire its creative spirit.