News – SIA Empowers FDA to Review OTC Sunscreen Active Ingredients

Theresa M. Michele, M.D., Director of the Division of Nonprescription Drug Products in FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research’s Office of New Drugs posted an article Feb 24 on FDAVoice to indicate that any non-prescription sunscreen active ingredients used in over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, particularly used in one or more foreign countries, need to be […]

Study – Selenium yeast supplements fight viral infection

Dietary selenium yeast supplementation seems to be able to boost the immunity in animals and help fight porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) infection in mice, according to a study conducted by scientists in China. For the study, 48 Kin Ming female mice were randomly assigned to receive a selenium yeast supplement or a placebo. After […]

Service – Savory flavors may help develop

Savory flavors refer to mainly, meat flavors, dairy flavors, fish and seafood flavors, and vegetable flavors.   Flavors can be reaction flavors such as meat flavors, blends like seasoning blends, or topnotes or compound flavors. may also help develop many other non-savory flavors. Dairy flavors Dairy (cultured) flavor Butter flavor Butter (fat) flavor Butter (fresh) […]

China Light Industry Standard Catalog (2009)

This book in Chinese covers all the Chinese National Standards applicable to the products in the consumer product industry (called light industry in China). Read below for details about the book. “China Light Industry Standard Catalog (2009),” a collection of the current national standards approved as of the end of 2009 with 4021 industrial standards […]

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Updated

Latest Update of USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Released The latest update of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 27, is available. Each year, new food-nutrient profiles are added to the database, and existing nutrient profiles are updated using data generated by the Agricultural Research Service […]

Study – Vitamin C eases postoperative pain

Patients often need to take morphine to manage their postoperative pain. Researchers at University of Ottawa Spine Program, The Ottawa Hospital in Ottawa, ON, Canada found that taking 2 grams of vitamin C or ascorbic acid per day reduced use of morphine, meaning that vitamin C may help ease postoperative pain. Vitamin C is an […]

Books Flavor Chemists May Want to Read

Listed below are some books that flavorists or flavor chemists may find helpful. David J. Rowe, (2005) Chemistry and Technology of Flavors and Fragrances Gerard Mosciano (2006) Successful Flavors from formulation to QC to applications and beyond Gary Reineccius (2006) Flavor Chemistry and Technology (2nd ed.) Donalds S. Mottram and Andrew J. Taylor (2010) Controlling […]