The 409th meeting of the Society of Flavor Chemists, Inc. will take place Tuesday, September 24, 2013,
At the Crowne Plaza Fairfield, Fairfield NJ
9:00 – 10:30 SFC Board Meeting
10:30 – 12:00 SFC Board and Committees Meeting
11:00 – 12:00 SFC Meeting Registration
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch – Hot Buffet: “A Taste of Florence”
Speaker – Thomas Richardson, Rutgers University will present information on the new Sensory Center at Rutgers. “We have an exciting sensory center under development, integrating the full spectrum of research from flavor and aroma discovery, chemistry, biology and neuroscience, to formulation, polymers and computation through psychophysics, hedonics and sensory testing and sustainability and consumer insights.”
1:30 – 2:45 CSA Meeting and Speakers
NOTE: Separate Registration Required. Visit chemicalsources.org for more information.
Jordi Sort , Ernesto Ventos. Ventos has been an ingredient supplier to the flavor & fragrance industry for nearly 100 years. Since 1986 the company has specialized exclusively in global distribution under the direction of Mr. Jordi Calonge. In this talk, Mr. Sort (Executive Manager) will speak about Ventos' unique relationships with local Spanish farmers which gives them access to high quality essential oils such as Citrus (Spanish Lemon, Orange, Clementine) and Herb (Spanish Rosemary, Marjoram and Thyme) among others.
Brian Byrne, Natural Advantage. A tasting of some new natural materials.
Dick Heinze, Flavor Knowledge Systems. FKS has been providing compound and reaction meat flavors hands-on training for 14 years. We have had attendees from over 20 countries, but due to cost many trainees are not able to attend. eFlavors is a complete training program for specific compound flavors. eFlavors training program includes instructions puls audio and video clips that teach how to create flavors. Initially, five flavors will be available in October 2013.
2:45 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 3:30 SFC Business Meeting
4:00 – 6:00 SFC Speakers
Janet Scalese and Rachel Sanderoff of the TTB will present and answer questions about filing formulations online with the TTB.
Rachel Sanderoff is a chemist in the Nonbeverage Products Laboratory. She is an expert on Formulas Online, and has conducted both training sessions and webinars to assist users. Prior to working for TTB, Rachel was a high school teacher, teaching Earth Science and Chemistry. Rachel graduated from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst with a BS degree in Earth Systems with a minor in Chemistry and a MS degree in Geosciences, concentrating in Biogeochemistry.
Janet Scalese is the Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau’s (TTB) Chief, Nonbeverage Products Laboratory. In that capacity, she oversees the work of chemists and support personnel in two areas: Nonbeverage Drawback Alcohol and Specially Denatured Alcohol. Janet has extensive contact with industry members and possesses in-depth knowledge of the flavor industry and manufacturing processes. She recognizes the importance of customer service to promote voluntary compliance with TTB regulations. To that end, she regularly meets with industry members to improve TTB’s service and the relationship between government and industry.
John Cox, Executive Director of FEMA will updates us on FEMA activities. “This is a very busy and exciting time for FEMA. As consumers become more and more interested in food ingredients, the flavor industry has a greater need to explain what we do. I would appreciate the opportunity to let the SFC know what FEMA is doing to accomplish this.”
Hotel: Crowne Plaza, 690 U.S. Route 46 East, Fairfield, NJ 07004, (973) 227-9200
SFC Room Rate for September 23, 2013 is $125/night (expires on September 2, 2013)
Parking is complimentary.
Registration Fee: $50.00 Member / Non-Member
$25.00 for Emeritus / Unemployed / Students
Meeting Registration: Please go to the SFC Website for meeting registration and payment.
The deadline for online registration is September 20, 2013.