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April 28, 2021 Virtual Meeting Notice

449th Business Meeting of The Society of Flavor Chemists, Inc.

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021, 4:00 -5:30 PM EST

As we pass the one-year mark of Covid-19 restrictions to life as we knew it, we would like to take time together and pause to discuss how we have addressed this pandemic as an industry and, more specifically, as flavorists. Our President, Paul Ricciardi, will direct a discussion in which we will all be able to share our experiences. Please see the agenda on this notice and contact Paul if you would like to take on a part of the meeting with a personal story of your own.

To that end, we will stay on track with our virtual meeting calendar and prepare for a meeting next week. The details are all below, including the link to the ZOOM meeting and the agenda. We will be sharing minutes for approval in a last meeting update before the meeting.

Our March meeting welcomed one new member and provided us with two excellent presentations regarding TTB formulation and the Hard Seltzer market.

Looking forwards to seeing everyone at the meeting.

Bill Aslanides, SFC Secretary 2020-2022

Register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This is going to be a virtual business meeting. We need at least 30 certified members in attendance to officially hold this business meeting.

Please register to attend the Zoom Meeting via the invitation link above to verify your credentials to join.


* 4:00 – Business Meeting

Presentation and voting of new members and upgrades

SFC Board and Committee Updates

* 4:30 – “A Flavor Chemist’s Guide to Surviving a Pandemic”

The past year has been difficult for all of us. During the pandemic we all had to develop new ways of working with each other and our customers. The SFC Board would like to hear about your experiences managing your work with the COVID-19 restrictions. Some topics may include:

  1. Continuation of providing tastes associated with comfort in the global food web
  2. Addressing supply chain issues as they arise with a focus on keeping our CPG partners in operation while maintaining/enhancing secondary suppliers
  3. Re-imagining customer interactions in product development and co-creation
  4. Delivering deliciousness in foods that promote health & wellness
  5. Self-care throughout the community and exchange of information to keep our SFC membership physically & mentally healthy

If you would like to give an informal 5 minute talk on your experience during the meeting please email Paul Ricciardi at president@flavorchemist.org. There will also be time for an open discussion as well.


Meeting Registration: Online registration open now. Please register via the

link provided. Zoom link available on the SFC Website. https://flavorchemists.com

For questions or assistance, contact Bill Aslanides @ secretary@flavorchemist.org.

Deadline for online registration is April 27, 2021.