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November 20, 2020 -- The Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association recognized several members of the flavor industry with a special awards presentation at its annual Fall Symposium, hosted virtually from October 26 through November 5.
Dr. Peter Winterhalter, Professor at the Institute of Food Chemistry of the Technical University of Universität Braunschweig, received the FEMA Excellence in Flavor Science Award for his work investigating the effects of climate change on German wine-producing grapes.
Additionally, FEMA celebrated individuals from member companies who have exhibited extraordinary work, passion and commitment to the advancement of the flavor industry and the association.
- Howard Smith, Jr., Virginia Dare - Dr. Richard L. Hall Distinguished Service Award
- Cynthia Astrack, Astral Extracts, Inc. - President's Excellence in Service Award
- Colleen Sabiel, The Coca-Cola Company - Emerging Leader Award
“Each of these award recipients have demonstrated incredible commitment to the flavor industry and FEMA and on behalf of everyone at FEMA we want to thank them for their outstanding service and dedication,” said FEMA Executive Director Jerry Bowman.
FEMA also awarded two biochemistry graduate students, Carla de la Cruz from City College of New York and Alison Domzalski from Hunter College, scholarships to continue their work studying the relationship between taste and smell. The FEMA scholarship program recognizes academic excellence among students at schools in The City University of New York (CUNY) network and provides the next generation of scientists an introduction to the flavor industry and its unique career possibilities.
The Fall Symposium also featured a variety of speakers and industry updates for FEMA members. For more information, please visit the FEMA website.
The Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association of the United States (FEMA) is composed of flavor manufacturers, flavor users, flavor ingredient suppliers, and others with an interest in the U.S. flavor industry. Founded in 1909, it is the national association of the U.S. flavor industry. FEMA is committed to assuring a substantial supply of safe flavoring substances. More information about FEMA is available at www.femaflavor.org.