8:00 – 10:30 SFC Board of Directors Meeting
10:30 – 12:00 SFC Board of Directors and Committee Chairpersons Meeting
11:00 – 12:00 Meeting Registration
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch
Speaker: Jill Stankiewicz (Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association).
Flavor and nutritional challenges in the dairy industry. (More details available shortly.)
1:30 – 3:00 Chemical Sources Association Technical Meeting and Presentations
Speaker: Stephen Pearce (Omega Ingredients)
Speaker: Michael Britten Kelly (Treatt USA).
“How Sweet It Is: Improving the Taste of Stevia” Stevia has captured the attention of the
flavor market due to its status as a natural non-nutritive sweetener, appealing to the trend
towards “natural’ and “healthy foods. To many consumers, stevia has distracting flavor notes,
characterized as bitter, metallic, or licorice-like. This presentation will summarize the
industry’s state of knowledge and show some options for improving the taste impressions of
3:00 – 3:30 SFC Business meeting
3:30 – 4:30 SFC Technical Session
Speaker: Donna Klockeman (TIC Gums).
Product Development Challenges with Ingredient Reformulations: A Case Study in Flavored
Tea.” This presentation will cover terminology standardization and effective communication,
texture lexicon and texture revolution, texture and flavor, reformulation of foods and challenges
in maintaining desired texture; concluding with a case study in sugar reduction and texture in
sweetened iced tea.
4:30 – 5:30 Cocktail Hour
Platinum Sponsors: Flavor and Fragrance Specialties The Coca-Cola Company