Vanilla - Standards and Labeling
David Michael & Co, Inc.
While the U.S. Standard of Identity for certain Vanilla products has been established for decades, new technologies and misconceptions have created confusion about the correct labeling of vanilla products. New practices in the growing regions are causing a good deal of issues with the standards and have the potential to greatly impact the market.
Tim Webster is Vice President - Global Business Development for David Michael & Co., INC. In addition to overseeing international operations in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, he maintains responsibilities in vanilla. Prior to this position, he had responsibilities for Quality Control/Assurance, Regulatory Compliance, Technical Affairs, Analytical, and Pilot Plants. With a background in analytical chemistry, he has over 30 years of experience as a creative flavor chemist.
Tim is a Professional Member of the Society of Flavor Chemists, The British Society of Flavourists, Institute of Food Technologists, American Chemical Society, as well as other professional organizations. He is active in the Flavor Extract Manufacturers' Association and is currently serving as President-Elect.