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Virtual Meeting – 448th SFC Business Meeting

March 4, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm


448th Business Meeting of The Society of Flavor Chemists, Inc.

Thursday, March 4, 2021, 3:30 -5:30 PM EST


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.


  • 3:30 – Business Meeting
    • Presentation and voting of new members and upgrades
      • New Members and Upgrades
    • SFC Board and Committee Updates
  • 4:00 – Speaker – Colleen Sabiel, Senior Regulatory Manager/Flavor Advocacy at The Coca-Cola Company presenting TTB FLAVOR UNFITNESS – A REGULATORY PERSPECTIVE. 

Colleen is responsible for evaluating the impact of the changing global flavor regulations and leading the development and implementation of flavor regulatory policies.

Prior to her current position, Colleen spent 8 years in regulatory roles in the flavor industry specializing in global flavor regulations and U.S. Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). She is an active member of the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association (FEMA), holding leadership positions on the Consumer Product Companies and Regulatory Affairs Committees. Colleen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences from Rutgers University and a Master of Jurisprudence degree in Global Food Law from Michigan State University College of Law.

This session will provide an overview of the U.S. TTB non-beverage requirements, unfitness criteria for flavors, and an update on FEMA Alcohol subcommittee working group activities. Additionally, the presentation will address the benefits of collaboration between flavorist and regulatory teams.

  • 4:45 – Speaker – Jennifer Ritschard, Optimization Product Developer at Boston Beer Company presenting THE RISE OF HARD SELTZERS. 

Jennifer in her role works on non-beer brands for the Boston Beer Company and previously has worked under Kent Zeller as an apprentice flavorist at Shanks extracts and has also worked at Campbells Soup, The Hershey Company, and Hanover Foods. Jennifer has a B.S. in Food Science from Penn State University.

Hard seltzers seemed to show up overnight and when it did everybody wanted to create their own.  In this presentation we will go over what draws people to these beverages, what type of flavors are showing up, the challenges of flavoring hard seltzer applications, and where they might be headed in the future.



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 at secretary@flavorchemist.org.

Deadline for online registration is March 3, 2021.


March 4, 2021
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm