General Information

The FEMA 2021 Spring Committee Meetings were held virtually March 22-25.

Committee Meeting Materials

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Monday, March 22, 2021  
12:30PM – 2:00 PM ET

Supply Chain Sustainability Committee

Guest Speaker: Jeremy Schifeling, Sustainable Sourcing Manager, Mars Wrigley

Mint is an essential flavor ingredient for many different brands and products. Jeremy Schifeling will introduce attendees to the Mars Shubh Mint program, which is designed to promote sustainability for farmers and the environment in India.

2:00PM – 3:30PM ET Regulatory Affairs Committee
  • Alcohol Subcommittee

Guest Speaker: Ron King, Tax Chief, TTB National Revenue Center (NRC)

Ron King will introduce attendees to the National Revenue Center’s (NRC) new program to help companies file drawback claims. He will discuss how the NRC measures past and current processing times, what enhancements to the program are being made now and in the future, and possibilities for intensive training on Manufacturing Nonbeverage Products (MNBP).

Tuesday, March 23, 2021  
12:30PM – 3:00PM ET Regulatory Affairs Committee
  • International Subcommittee

Global Flavor Labeling Presentation

FEMA’s International SC Regional Task Forces will provide an overview of global flavor bulk labeling requirements.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021  
12:30PM – 3:00PM ET Regulatory Affairs Committee
  • Occupational Safety and Health Subcommittee
  • North America Subcommittee

Guest Speaker: Sandy Kelly, Executive Director of the Flavour Manufacturers Association of Canada

Sandy will discuss the proposed updates to Division 10.

Thursday, March 25, 2021  
12:30PM – 2:30PM ET

Consumer Product Companies Committee

Open to consumer product company representatives and FEMA committee chairs only

2:30PM – 3:30PM ET

Going in Circles: Getting on the Same Page for Regulatory Inquiries

Flavor suppliers and their finished product customers can get stuck in a merry-go-round of regulatory inquiries simply because they don't understand the needs of the other side. FEMA CPG and manufacturer members will host a casual conversation to break down unusual and misunderstood topics that complicate relationships within a supply chain. Both sides address how to respectfully engage each other so that all parties can meet their business objectives, protect intellectual property, and follow appropriate regulations. Through informal dialogue, suppliers and customers can find ways to work together to achieve a final common goal--making tasty food and beverages for consumers to enjoy.


  • Kathleen Crossman, ADM/WILD Flavors
  • Randy Knecht, MANE
  • Miriam Maxwell, Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
  • Vince Rinaldi, PepsiCo