R&D News

D.D. Williamson
, Louisville, Ky., received the first annual Kosher Compliance Award from the Louisville Vaad Hakashruth for its commitment and adherence to Kosher guidelines and standards. “Beyond maintaining high standards of Kosher throughout the year, D.D. Williamson is also the world’s largest supplier of Kosher for Passover caramel color,” noted Avrohom Litvin, Kosher Administrator of the Louisville Vaad Hakashruth. “Kosher for Passover requires adherence to all of the Kosher standards and also prohibits use of any grain or legume source.”
Givaudan, Geneva, Switzerland, plans to acquire Imperial Chemical Industries plc’s Quest International fragrance and flavor business for about $2.28 billion. The company says Quest will extend its leadership in all strategic segments of the fragrance and flavor industry.
Mastertaste Inc., Teterboro, N.J., has named Linda Racicot account manager for its flavors division. Racicot will be based out of Chicago.
Flavor & Fragrance Specialties, Mahwah, N.J., has appointed Ed Duderich senior buyer and Robert DeMichele flavor laboratory technician.