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Industry News

Givaudan Partners with Vetiver Growers to Strengthen Supply from Haiti
A group of 160 vetiver growers have formed a cooperative to produce an exclusive vetiver oil quality for Givaudan perfumers.
EFSA Finds Diacetyl Butter Flavoring Study Doesn't Hold Up
The EFSA concluded the cytotoxicity assay and the cellular system used by the authors have shortcomings that did not allow the extrapolation of the data to be used in the safe assessment of diacetyl as a flavoring agent in food.
Givaudan Named A Top Performer for Reducing Carbon Emissions
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) ranks companies on how they measure, disclose and manage climate-related risks and opportunities.
Perfumer Creates International Scent Journey for the Hammer Museum
"A Trip to Japan in 16 Minutes, Revisited" at UCLA's Hammer Museum will feature the fragrant work of perfumer Sherri Sebastian from Jan. 9-12, 2014.
IFRA Applauds EU's Proposal for Directive to Protect Know-how
The EU Commission's recently issued draft directive introduces a common definition of trade secrets, as well as means through which victims of trade secret misappropriation can obtain redress.
Drom Names Chartier Fine Fragrance Evaluation Director International
Beatrix Chartier, who heads the evaluation department in drom's Paris creative center, will further expand and coordinate the global fine fragrance strategy from that location.
Steve and Elizabeth Pearce Receive Awards from the University of Salford
The Alumni Achievement Awards recognize the distinction in the field of biochemistry attained by the University of Salford graduates.
AkzoNobel, Colgate, Lonza Executives Join ACI Board of Directors
Dale Steichen, Justin Skala and Mark Miller join the board.
CPL Aromas Names John Wallace General Manager, USA
Wallace will oversee CPL’s investment plans for the region as the company continues to expand and grow its business in the U.S.
Unilever Cutting 30% SKUs
Fewer size and flavor variants will be on offer.
Study Finds Extensive Variability in Olfactory Receptors
Monell researchers have found that as much as 30 percent of the large array of human olfactory receptor differs between any two individuals.
Natural Advantage Names Kleinhenz President
Brian Byrne remains CEO.
CPL Aromacore Fragrances Reveal Additional Laundry Care Advantages
CPL Aromas has confirmed that Aromacore fragrances used in laundry care now last for over twice as long as at launch and are available for laundry liquid use, as well as in fabric softener applications.

Calendar of Events

Updated: Industry Events Calendar
This week's events include: PASS Cluster Lunch Members Event (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region) and an RIFM Webinar.
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.