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COVID: Smell, taste and the lessons for the food industry

By Oliver Morrison

Almost a year since the start of the pandemic in Europe, many of those infected who reported losing their sense of smell and consequently taste -- even without displaying other symptoms -- still haven’t recovered these senses. What implications could...

Food companies selling vanilla-flavored products have been hit with a wave of lawsuits. Picture: GettyImages-OlgaMiltsova

GUEST ARTICLE: The scoop on all that vanilla flavor litigation

By Robert Guite and Abby Meyer, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

If your company sells any vanilla-flavored food or beverage product, then you are probably aware of the innumerable class action cases that have been filed over the last 18 months attacking these products – 67 cases by our count. Here, we trace the history...

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McCormick acquires flavor manufacturer FONA International

By Mary Ellen Shoup

McCormick & Company has purchased 100% of the shares of natural flavors supplier FONA International for $710m, a deal which will accelerate McCormick’s global flavor growth and “the strategic migration” of its portfolio towards more value-added, health-focused...