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Day 2 - Thursday, September 12th

Join the flavors track to learn more about “natural” food product chemicals being used to produce natural fragrances and flavors.  With flavor as king, how do you give the consumer what they’re expecting while adapting to the food – is it a trend or a new way of life?  Hear more about the latest trends in ingredients of flavors including CBD.  Find out about plant-based proteins in beverages and what you can do to mask the flavor, how the beer market is influencing flavor, and so much more.

With a focus on fragrance ingredients, join the fragrance track to learn more about what’s happening with essential oils, which is a major market disruptor.  On the subject of oils, find out how major CPG’s are responding to the demand for products which contain CBD.  Talk about non-allergenic industry concerns, from enzymatic biotechnology, and more.

Day 2: September 12, 2019

Registration and Welcome

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  1. Registration

Flavors Track

Flavors Track

Moderator: Kathleen Crossman, Director, Regulatory Affairs of WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients

Hear more about the latest trends in flavor ingredients starting with an overview of the flavor industry including shopper and behavior data.  Learn more about ingredients and the role of flavor in sugar reduction, applications for beverage, the citrus and floral trend, and more.

  1. What’s trending in flavors? Citrus, Essential Oils and Beyond

    Richie Pisano | Technical Account Executive of Citrus and Allied Essences Ltd. and Trilogy Essential Ingredients

    Citrus and Allied Essences is recognized as a leading supplier of exceptional Citrus Oils and will talk about the trends and demand for citrus products used in both flavors and fragrances. Through their proprietary separation technology, high volume citrus oils and their concentrates are produced using advanced fractional distillation and molecular distillation equipment.

  2. Taste for Good: The Role of Flavors in Sugar Reduction

    Dattatreya Banavara Ph.D. | Innovation Program Director of Firmenich

    While the focus on taste preference in foods had been driven by the quest for indulgence, in the recent years, taste has become increasingly the most effective lever to drive healthier and more sustainable eating habits, touching consumers of all demographics.

    The presentation will give an overview of the recent developments in food reformulations for improved nutritional quality, and will use sweetness as an example to illustrate the convergence of benefits of such initiatives and will dive into the technical approaches to sugar reduction and the central role of flavors.

  3. Networking Break

  4. Applications for Beverage

    Richard Stewart | Technical Specialist of Ingredion

    As consumers take a more holistic approach to their wellness, the energy drinks category is getting a serious makeover. Beverages packing an energy punch are shifting towards more natural, alternative forms of energy, lower sugar, functional benefits and innovative flavors.   A key factor also driving the market’s growth is the increasing demand for ready-to-eat, processed food; hear about the latest applications, trends and R&D going into developing new flavor ingredients.

  5. Developing Flavors for Oral Care: The Balance Between Natural and Synthetic

    Catalina Monroy | Worldwide Director, Global Flavors & Fragrances of Colgate-Palmolive Company

    Mostly-natural ingredient claims resonate well with the consumer and brands like Colgate-Palmolive are leading the charge.  Learn more about how to develop flavors for oral care and find the balance between Natural and Synthetic ingredients to create safe and winning flavors for today's conscious consumers.

  6. Lunch

Fragrance Track

Fragrance Track

Moderator: Jack Corley, Chief Sales Officer; President - Natural Fragrance Division at Custom Essence, Inc.

Take a deeper dive into fragrance ingredient trends.  Start by discussing whether CPGs can earn consumers’ trust in fragrance safety, and understand the emerging regulatory landscape and market pressures to formulate beyond compliance.  Learn about investments of the future in consumer and household products, natural chemicals in oral products and delivering fragrance longevity on fabrics from laundry products and new innovations.

  1. Kety Trend 2020 - Distinctions between the Natural & Synthetic Fragrance Worlds

    Jack Corley | Chief Sales Officer; President - Natural Fragrance Division of Custom Essence

    As fragrance consumers follow beauty by asking for more transparency in ingredients, clarifying what goes into the perfume becomes key, including understanding natural and synthetic ingredients. During this presentation learn more about current market drivers. From seed to scent, hear more about the popularity of naturals, understanding synthetics, natural innovations, scent science - staying green and sustainable, transparency and action steps.

  2. Can CPG industry earn consumers’ trust in fragrance safety?

    Sara Farahmand, Pharm.D., PhD | Senior Toxicologist of The Clorox Company

    Can CPG industry earn consumers’ trust in fragrance safety? Today’s consumers are uncertain about fragrance safety. NGOs have raised concerns about hidden ingredients in fragrance mixtures and their link to adverse health effects. Hazards like skin sensitization and endocrine disruption have been associated with fragrance components. All of which raise the question of whether fragrances are safe as used in consumer products. However, fragrance and cosmetic/personal care product manufacturers are diligent in assessing the safety of fragrances and their ingredients using the information provided by IFRA and RIFM. International Fragrance Association (IFRA) was founded in 1973 to develop and publish standards for the safe use of fragrance ingredients in consumer products. Together with its scientific arm, the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM), IFRA develops standards for individual fragrance ingredients based on a risk assessment approach that incorporates current use levels, product type, and the potential for exposure when products are used as intended. RIFM's analyses and conclusions are vetted by an independent Expert Advisory Panel of dermatologists, pathologists, toxicologists, and environmental scientists with no ties to the fragrance industry. The scientific analyses produced by RIFM are published in peer-reviewed journals and IFRA's standards for fragrance ingredients are posted to its website. In this talk, we will review the past, current and animal alternative methods of fragrance safety assessment. In addition, some of the myths about fragrance toxicity and the role of fragrance ingredient transparency initiatives in helping consumers make informed decisions about the fragranced-products will be discussed.

  3. Understanding the Emerging Regulatory Landscape and Market Pressures to Formulate “Beyond Compliance

    Nicole Acevedo, PhD | Founder & CEO of Elavo Mundi Solutions, LLC

    The global beauty industry has been undergoing a major transformation over the last few years toward an increased focus on health, wellness and product sustainability. Rigorous chemical regulation in Europe aimed at reducing the use of harmful chemicals in consumer goods has created pressure for safer chemical alternatives in the marketplace. However, other countries, including the U.S., have struggled to institute meaningful federal governance on the safety of ingredients and transparency requirements for ingredient disclosure in cosmetic, personal care and household cleaning products. That said, since 2017 several bills have been introduced at the state and federal level here in the U.S. aimed at requiring increased regulatory oversight over product safety, reduction in the use of harmful chemicals, and disclosure of all ingredients (including fragrance and flavors) to consumers, manufacturers and/or regulatory agencies. Without waiting for health-protective laws to go into effect, consumers are increasingly educating themselves about ingredients and demanding that brands prove that they are offering  products that are safe-for-human-health and that minimally impact the environment. Several fragrance chemicals have been classified as known or expected carcinogens, reproductive toxicants, endocrine disruptors, and skin/respiratory sensitizers, and without fragrance ingredient disclosure, consumers are unable to discern if the products contain chemicals of concern. This is creating a consumer trend toward the avoidance of purchasing fragrance-containing products altogether. Progressive companies are responding to regulatory changes as well as growing consumer demand for robust ingredient transparency and safer product options. As the beauty industry continues to move in this direction, we need to ensure that all members of the supply chain are working together to incentive raw material innovation, optimize chemical management strategies for product safety, performance and sustainability, and streamline production to meet consumer demand while staying ahead of any regulatory restrictions.

  4. Networking Break

  5. Investment of the Future: Consumer Products, Household

    Phil Porter | Research Fellow Perfumer of P&G

    According to P&G, consumer products is Projected to be the largest end-use segment of the flavors & Fragrances market between 2017 – 2022. Based on end use, the fragrances market is segmented into consumer products and fine fragrances. Consumer products is estimated to be the largest end-use segment of the fragrances market during the forecast period. The high demand for consumer products is mainly due to the rise in disposable incomes; growing urbanization; the rise of organized retail chains; changing lifestyles; and increasing awareness related to hygiene and cleanliness created by advertisements, which is adding to the overall growth of the consumer products segment.

  6. Delivering Fragrance Longevity on Fabrics from Laundry Products – New Innovations

    Jiten Dihora | Vice President, Technology of Trucapsol LLC

    Conventional microcapsules used in laundry products suffer from several drawbacks: they have permeable membranes that lead to significant loss of the encapsulated fragrance when incorporated into liquid detergents and fabric softeners, they release a burst of fragrance but provide little longevity, they don’t deposit well on the substrate during he laundering process, and they are generally made using chemistry that is not environmentally biodegradable.  Trucapsol has developed innovations in membrane design and particle morphology design that address these drawbacks.

  7. Lunch

Session IV: An Update on Retail; Ecommerce and Working to Resolve the Plastics Problem

Moderator: Eric Greenberg, Principal Attorney, Eric F. Greenberg P.C.

As we develop novel flavors and fragrances, there are key public health concerns which need to be addressed, alongside allergens and ingredients of concern. Learn more about the science behind taste perception which are creating new opportunities from ingredient technologies to product formulation approaches. Find out abo ut how to help individuals allergic to certain foods avoid severe reactions . Wrap up the conference by exploring the regulatory landscape, including opportunities and challenges, all while providing accurate, timely and critical information to progress industry conversations. 

  1. The Importance of Taste & Smell in Public Health

    Nancy E. Rawson, MSc, Ph.D. | Associate Director and Associate Member of Monell Chemical Senses Center

    The science behind taste perception has advanced greatly in recent years. This has resulted in new opportunities from ingredient technologies and product formulation approaches to a better understanding of consumer preferences. With a goal of empowering the development of successful products, this presentation looks at the importance of public health as an initiative moving forward as an industry.  How can we develop products that are low in sugar but are still natural? 

    Scientists from many disciplines work together to focus on understanding the mechanisms and functions of taste and smell and define the broad significance of these senses in human health and disease. Monell is the world’s only independent, non-profit scientific institute dedicated to basic research on taste and smell.

  2. Responding to Allergens in Flavors and Fragrances

    Joseph Baumert | Associate Professor and Co-Director – Food Allergy Research and Resource Program of University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources

    Global food regulatory agencies require that food allergens be explicitly displayed on packaging to help individuals allergic to certain foods avoid severe reactions.  In cosmetic and household products, various flavor ingredients may also be used as fragrances but regulations are far less clear.  Learn how to respond to the global trend to identify ingredients with known allergenic concerns and beyond.  Dr. Baumert's research interests include the examination of the digestive stability of major food allergens and determining how digestion-resistant allergens may impact allergic sensitization to foods; the determination of minimal eliciting doses for specific food allergens; the examination of processing effects on food allergens; and the development and improvement of immunochemical methods for detection of allergenic food proteins.  Dr. Baumert is an associate professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology.

  3. The Impact of Regulatory Initiatives: An Opportunity to Develop New Approaches and Innovation

    Kathleen Crossman | Director, Regulatory of Archer Daniels Midland Company

    Consumers are demanding more from the brands they purchase. Brands are responding and providing consumers with a variety of claims to fertilize their imaginations and hopefully convince these consumers to buy their brands.  Consumers want brands they can trust.  How do you balance these claims with the regulatory requirements and litigation risks? Come find out about the potholes on the road to a successful brand image.

  4. Closing Remarks and Farewell Advisory Board