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We welcome any ideas that members may have for events for the coming year. Also any comments that members have on current events would be greatly appreciated.

golf day 2015

This year it was decided to join forces with other societies in the Perfumery and Essential Oils Industry so this was actually the inaugural BSF, BSP and BEOA joint golf day. 21 golfers from the respective societies with 13 of those playing being from the BSF although there were quite a few present who were members of at least 2 of the societies The outright winner was Keith Clarke of Orkla Foods who has attended every BSF Golf Day since the start! It was a pleasure to present him with the trophy and the photo below leaves no doubt about how happy he was with the result.

Prizes were generously donated by the following companies (in alphabetical order):
F D Copeland
F&F Projects
Fragrance Oils
Orkla Foods
Phoenix Aromas
The Wheatsheaf Thornbury

After much discussion it was decided that future events will continue on a joint basis and Graham Bott of Azelis has volunteered to organize 2016 on behalf of the BSP.
Danny Hodrien

golf day 2015
(Photo: Hawkstone Park. Inset: outright winner Kieth Clarke)

amsterdam 2015

A total of 176 people from 79 companies and academic institutions attended the 7th Table Talk exhibition held on the 5 March at the Barbizon Palace Hotel in Amsterdam. This is an event where flavourists meet the suppliers of raw materials used in the formulation of flavourings and it serves as a stimulus for new ideas and the creation of new flavours. Feedback was very positive and of those returning feedback forms to the organisers reported that they would attend the next exhibition and every respondent said that they had evaluated ingredients that they felt would be useful in their flavour formulations: which is exactly what the exhibition is all about. The majority of respondents said that they would like to keep the exhibition in Amsterdam because it is convenient for air and rail networks and the Barbizon Palace Hotel is in an attractive location based in the centre of the city. Consequently the 3 March has been reserved at the Barbizon Palace Hotel, Amsterdam for Table Talk 2016.

A record 25 exhibiting companies presented 200 products throughout the course of the day with ‘natural’ materials again being the ‘hot topic’. Some of the most interesting flavouring substances mentioned in feedback forms were natural alpha-ionone and natural indole from Advanced Biotech, natural prenyl mercaptan from Axxence Aromatics, natural massoia lactone from IFF LMR Naturals, natural nootkatone from De Monchy and Omega Ingredients, natural 2-octen-4-one from Riverside Aromatics, natural nonanoic acid from Sigma Aldrich and natural acetoin acetate from O’Laughlin Corporation. Other products that caught the attention of flavourists were a beer extract from Destilla Flavours & Extracts, a coconut oleoresin from Cornelius, Helichrysum absolute (50% ethanol) from Payan Bertrand, Buchu leaf oil (Betulina) from Lluch Essence, tea and coffee extracts from Finlay Extracts, and citrus oils from Capua, Lionel Hitchens and Lluch Essence.  

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Forthcoming Events at the British Society of Flavourists.
events dates
BSF Quiz Night
4 October 2015

Irish Centre, Manor Fields, Fenny Stratford, Milton Keynes MK2 2HX.

BSF Flavour Ingredients Table Talk Exhibition
3 March 2016

: NH Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Hotel.

BSF Flavourist Training Course
3 - 20 May 2016

Venue: Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Reading.
For further information on BSF events please contact: secretary@bsf.org.uk
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