April 21, 2022 Midwest Meeting


 455th Meeting of the Society of Flavor Chemists, Inc.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Oasis Golf Club and Conference Center

902 Loveland-Miamiville Rd, Loveland, OH 45140


  8:00 – 10:00 am —–SFC Board of Directors Meeting

 10:00 – 11:45 am —– SFC Board and Committee Chairs Meeting

 11:45 – 1:00 pm —– Meeting Registration

 11:45 – 1:00 pm —– Buffet Lunch

 1:00 – 2:00 pm —– CSA Presentations

CSA Presentation #1: Pia Henzi – Miritz Citrus

Citrus oil market (specifically orange) and what has been determined to be the the new normal for aldehyde content due to endemic greening in North and South America. Pia will be showing some offerings from Miritz.

CSA Presentation #2: Lori Sandusky – IFF

In depth presentation on Bitter Extracts: Gentian Root, Cinchona Bark, Orange Peel, and Quassia Bark along with their botanical sourcing, processing, flavor profiles, and use in flavors and CPGs.

 2:15 – 2:45 pm —– Stephanie Hunter, PhD – Monell Center

Impact of COVID-19 on taste and smell, and how lack of taste or smell influence food choice and eating patterns.

2:45 – 3:15 pm —– Molly Hembree, MS, RD, LD, Retail Dietitian Coordinator, Kroger Health

Nutritionist perspective on plant-based proteins and the impact COVID has made on consumer food choices

3:45 – 4:15 pm —– William F. Jaggard Scholarship Recipient

The 2022 William F. Jaggard Scholarship awarded to Clare Jiang from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Clare has shown a clear interest in analytical and flavor chemistry. Clare is in the final year of a Masters degree with research focused on analyzing “the chemistry of previously overlooked and unknown compounds to determine their chemical structures, aroma characteristics and other chemical properties.” Clare has focused the research on a ‘smoky, campfire’ odorant found in whisky, the identification of which will be shared in mid-April 2022. Clare has begun her entry into the flavor & food industry with internships at NewlyWed Foods, Synergy Flavors and US Foods. Clare developed a strong passion for the industry during her various internships and was inspired to pursue a Master’s degree in Food Science with a focus on flavor chemistry. Clare’s ultimate career goal is to become a Flavorist or Product Developer. 

4:20 – 5:00 pm —– SFC Business Meeting – MEMBERS ONLY (in person and via Zoom)

5:00 – 6:00 pm —– Cocktail Reception


Meeting Registration:             

IN PERSON: Online registration open now. Please go to the EVENTBBRITE LINK or SFC Website to register.

$80.00 Member / Non member

$40.00 Retired/Emeritus/Student w/ID


Meeting Location: Oasis Golf Club and Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Rd, Loveland, OH 45140


NOTE: There are no reserved rooms for this meeting.

Some local hotel options to consider include:

Hilton Garden Inn Cincinnati Northeast, 6288 Tri Ridge Blvd, Loveland, OH  45140 Phone: (513) 576-6999

Hilton Garden Inn Cincinnati/Mason, 5200 Natorp Blvd, Mason, OH  45040 Phone: (513) 204-6000

Marriott Cincinnati Northeast, 9664 S. Mason Montgomery Rd, Mason, OH  45040 Phone: (513) 459-9800

Courtyard Cincinnati Mason, 4753 Socialville Foster Rd, Mason, OH  45040 Phone: (513) 770-0071

Marriott Cincinnati Airport, 2395 Progress Dr., Hebron, KY 41048 Phone: (859) 586-0166

*****See you there!*****