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Sensing Scents: Olfactory (Smell) Perception
A discussion of the process of smell perception and its ties to memory and emotion
California Cleaning Product Right to Know Act ‒ Global Implications
California Cleaning Product Right to Know Act ‒ Global Implications
Sustainable Harvest for Flavors and Fragrances
Assure customers and consumers that sustainable harvest and fair practices drive your flavor and fragrance business.
Securing a Traceable Supply Chain for Food Grade Flavor Ingredients
We presents a white paper on Securing a Traceable Supply Chain for Food Grade Flavor Ingredients.
Ensuring the Safety of Ingredients through Genotoxicity Testing
Toxicity assessment and genotoxicity testing is an important aspect of product development to meet regulatory safety & hazard assessments for all types of ingredients.
Navigating Natural Flavor Regulations
No major regulatory agency in the world that oversees food labeling defines natural ingredients in food, with the exception of natural flavors. The US FDA, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Japanese Ministry of Health, and other regions have clear
Flavors for Baby Food
An examination of potential contaminants of baby food and their regulation.
Biotechnology and GMO Labeling Requirements
A look at biotechnology and labeling requirements for nootkatone and other flavor formulations in various regions.
Defining Natural Food
What does ‘natural’ mean? A look at how food regulatory bodies around the world define this term.
Reaction Flavor Solutions – Ancient Chemistry for the Modern World
Reactions flavors result in a complex cascade of savory flavors, they provide flavor solutions not available from other flavor blends. They enhance and preserve the taste of meaty and savory foods and develop and change while being cooked.
Evolving CBD Regulations – Impact on Cosmetics and Skincare
While governmental regulations on cannabidiol and other cannabinoids are not yet harmonized around the globe, many countries are legalizing their use and that is a sign that the demand for CBD in cosmetics and skincare will continue to grow.
Hard-to-Handle Ingredients? Packaging Engineers Can Help
This paper provides an example of a hard-to-handle material and a look into the role of a packaging engineer.
Making Sense of Third Party Food Safety Certification
Food safety certification is not a legal requirement, but has become an industry standard for flavor ingredient suppliers. Third party certification helps organizations align their supply chains with global food safety standards and adjust to changing regional requirements.
Navigating Fragrance Allergens
Food allergens are well known and codified by most global food regulatory agencies. Regulators and consumers require that food allergens be clearly displayed on packages.
Allergens: A Need for Transparency
Undeclared allergens are now the most common reason for food recalls in the United States resulting in over ten million pounds of recalled food in 2015.
Understanding the Complexities of Kosher Ingredients
A white paper explaining the complexities of Kosher Ingredients, Benefits for the Food Industry, Considerations for Kosher Certification.
Genetically Modified Flavors
A discussion of biotechnology and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food labeling
Recent Advances in Biotechnology and the Impact on Flavors
Over 30,000 years ago hunter-gathers in Asia began domesticating wolves beginning an intentional breeding program resulting in the over 340 recognized dog breeds we have today.
Evolving View of Natural Flavors
All natural is a common claim on food in the US and other regions, but what does this really mean?
Halal Cosmetics – Control of Ingredients
For Muslim consumers, identifying halal cosmetic products can be very challenging, sometimes requiring a strong knowledge of cosmetic ingredients and their potential sources and manufacturing methods.
A World Without Fragrance? – What going fragrance-free really means
It seems that more and more consumers are demanding fragrance-free products, be it for household cleaning or personal care. Some believe that in doing so, they are purchasing a more natural product.
Cannabis Laws and Regulations in the US and Beyond
A summary of cannabis and regulations both in the US and globally through the lens of the flavors and fragrances industry
Vanilla Regulations
Vanilla Regulations – The Law and the Labeling of the World’s Most Popular Flavor
Flavors & Fragrance Impact on Well-being – Pandemic Influences
The pandemic influence on personal wellness and the impact on the flavors and fragrance industry.
Challenges in Creating Natural Compliant Reaction Flavors
Maillard browning raw materials offer an opportunity with amino acids and sugars plus fats, salts, glutamates, non-reactive proteins, and processing aids.
Essential Oils: What to Watch for in These Complex Natural Extracts
Essential oils are complex natural extracts that are aromatic compounds or related organic chemicals. While they are greatly beneficial as fragrance and flavor ingredients, a high risk of their adulteration makes it imperative for the manufacturers to continuously test for
Snack Trends and Your Ingredient Supplier
Trends in snacking are evolving rapidly post pandemic, with increased demand for adventurous flavors, but with a focus on well-being. Remaining updated with consumer expectations depends on selecting the right ingredient supplier.