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Firmenich is the world’s largest privately-owned perfume and taste company, founded in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1895. Driven by its purpose to create positive emotions to enhance wellbeing, naturally, Firmenich has designed many of the world’s best-known perfumes and tastes, bringing delight to over four billion consumers every day. Renowned for its world-class research and creativity, as well as its leadership in sustainability, each year, Firmenich invests 10% of its turnover in R&D to understand and share the best that nature has to offer responsibly. Firmenich had an annual turnover of 3.7 billion Swiss Francs at end June 2018. More information about Firmenich is available at www.firmenich.com

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Preparing for EU organic flavourings crackdown

17 Feb 2020

Preparing for EU organic flavourings crackdown

EU rules governing flavourings in organic foods are set to change in 2021, with many natural flavourings becoming off-limits to food and beverage makers who wish to keep their organic certification. What options will remain open?

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18 Dec 2019

Firmenich: 2020 flavour of the year will be blueberry

Firmenich has announced ‘Classic Blueberry’ as the flavour of the year for 2020, due to its longstanding association with well-being and its role in helping usher in a new wave of food and beverage options for consumers around the world.

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9 Dec 2019

Flavour trends go back to basics

‘Tis the season for trend predictions, and this year many flavour houses envisage a shift away from the very exotic fruits and botanicals that have featured on such lists in the past, back toward easily recognisable and well-loved flavours.

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14 Oct 2019

Climate change fuels ingredient innovation

From cocoa that doesn’t grow beyond a certain altitude, to wheat crops threatened by drought, the world’s changing climate presents many serious concerns for the global food supply. Enterprising crop breeders and ingredient suppliers are working on potential solutions.

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