The Westin Chicago Northwest
400 Park Blvd.
Itasca, IL
United States

Registration Deadline:
June 11, 2018


FEMA members may register for one or both events. The registration deadline for both events is June 11.

Flavor Labeling Workshop
June 19
$450 members / $650 non-members
Open to members and non-members
Committee Meetings
June 2021
No registration fee, but you must register in advance
Members only

Member Registration

Hotel Reservations

The group room rate is $159 per night, plus tax, single/double occupancy.

The group room rate is available until Monday, May 28 at 5 p.m. CDT, based on availability. FEMA recommends you make your room reservations as early as possible to ensure rooms are available.

Reserve Your Room

Flavor Labeling Workshop — June 19

The Flavor Labeling Workshop will be held on June 19 before the Summer Committee Meetings. Click here for full details. FEMA members may register for one or both events.

Committee Meetings — June 20–21

The committee meetings are open to FEMA members only. During the committee meetings, the FRAC and FLC will host two interactive programs for the membership:

  • MPPIDS Training — The FLC Committee leadership will provide training on the Meat and Poultry Product Ingredient Data Sheet (MPPIDS). This form can be used to provide information to USDA on FDA flavors in USDA products for USDA labeling regulations.
  • Regulatory Challenges from Innovation to Commercialization Panel — The FRAC will host a moderated panel discussion that focuses on the regulatory issues that arise during the process of bringing a flavor to commercialization during the entire production process, from flavor development to finished food product marketing.
    • Moderator: Nancy Higley, PhD — Vice President, Regulatory and Toxicology External Affairs at Kerry Inc.
    • Panelists: Brent Flickinger  Vice President, Regulatory & Scientific Affairs at ADM / WILD Flavors
      Martin Ongteco Vice President, Innovation at Robertet U.S.
      Uma Parasar Senior Research Fellow at International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
      Vince Rinaldi — Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs Global Compliance at PepsiCo

Schedule of Events

June 19
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Flavor Labeling Workshop
Open to members and non-members
June 20
7:45 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 – 11:30 a.m. FLC Meeting
Includes MPPIDS retraining
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Lunch
12:30 – 2 p.m.  Panel Discussion — Regulatory Challenges from Innovation to Commercialization
2 – 5 p.m. FRAC Meeting
5:30 – 7 p.m. Networking Reception
June 21
7:15 – 8 a.m. Breakfast
8 a.m. – Noon FRAC Meeting
Noon – 1 p.m. Lunch