September 20, 2018 Meeting in Chicago


436th Meeting of The Society of Flavor Chemists, Inc.


Thursday, September 20, 2018

Hilton Chicago / Oak Lawn

9333 South Cicero Avenue

Oak Lawn, IL 60453



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

            10:00 – 12:00 am        SFC Board and Committee Chairpersons Meeting

            11:00 – 12:00 pm       Meeting Registration


            12:00 –   1:30 pm        Buffet Lunch


              1:00 –   4:30 pm        “Preserving Natural Flavor Integrity”


1:00 – 2:00

Vincent Ricard from Frutarom USA will speak about the use of natural antioxidants to increase shelf life.  Vincent will discuss various natural antioxidants.  The goal of the speaker is for everyone to understand how to use natural antioxidants and at what levels (safe use levels/safe consumption).  Discuss new natural antioxidants that are trending and emerging in the market (besides rosemarinic acid).


2:00 – 3:00

Sara J. Risch PhD, will present about correct packaging of a finished product.  The goal is to demonstrate how the shelf life of a flavor in finished product can be increased, as well as decreased by the improper packaging.  One point that will be discussed is the effects of Tetrapak, and how it reduces the shelf life of orange juice.


3:15 –   3:30               Break

3:30- 4:30

Jyotindra “JD” Vora from Mane Inc. US Flavor Division will present on understanding Natural Essential oils.  Final speaker to marry the two and bring the discussion full circle. JD will discuss how to select different essential oils to increase the shelf life.  One point that will be discussed is citrus oils and removal of terpenes to increase the shelf life.


4:30 –   5:00 pm        SFC Business Meeting

5:00 –   6:30 om        Cocktail Reception



 Meeting Registration:           Online registration is now open.

$75.00  Member / Non member

$37.50  Emeritus / Unemployed / Student

Deadline for online registration is Sept 14, 2018.  At-the-Door registration on meeting day will be available.



Meeting/Hotel:                      Hilton Chicago / Oak Lawn

                                                9333 South Cicero Avenue

Oak Lawn, IL 60453-2517

(708) 425-7800


A limited number of rooms are available at the Standard King room rate of $139.00/night.  Please call the hotel direct at       (708) 425-7800, ask for reservations, and ask for a room under The Society Of Flavor Chemists room block.  The cutoff date for the room block is Aug 29, 2018.


Transportation:                     Transportation to and from Midway Airport is available complimentary upon request.

Parking:                                  The hotel provides complimentary parking.

Click here to download a printable PDF of this notice.