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Early bird deadline set for CORESTA registrations

Early bird deadline set for CORESTA registrations

| July 21, 2015

The early bird registration deadline for CORESTA’s Joint Study Group Meetings has been set at July 31, according to a note issued by the organization’s Secretariat. The Smoke Science and Product Technology (SSPT15) meeting is due to be held at Jeju, South Korea, on October 4-8 (www.sspt2015.org); while the Agronomy & Leaf Integrity and Phytopathology […]

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ISO certification for Borgwaldt Flavor

ISO certification for Borgwaldt Flavor

| July 20, 2015

Borgwaldt Flavor has received the DIN EN ISO 22000:2005 certificate for the production of flavors and ingredients for the food and luxury food industry from the SGS United Kingdom Ltd. Systems & Services Certification. Andreas Briel, managing director of Borgwaldt Flavor, describes ISO 22000 as a pyramid. “The base of the pyramid is made up […]

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Plans for JTI plant in Taiwan meeting opposition

Plans for JTI plant in Taiwan meeting opposition

| July 20, 2015

Japan Tobacco International is aiming to invest more than US$300 million to establish a production plant at Tainan, Taiwan, but the project is meeting with opposition, according to a Want China Times story. The Times said the plant, at Tainan’s Technological Industrial Park, was due to become operational by February next year. But the John […]

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EU scrutinizing Hungary’s tobacco turnover tax

EU scrutinizing Hungary’s tobacco turnover tax

| July 20, 2015

The European Commission has opened two separate ‘in-depth’ investigations to examine further whether two recent Hungarian tax measures with steeply progressive rate structures are in line with EU state aid rules. One measure concerns a tax on turnover from the production of and trade in tobacco products, while the other concerns a food chain inspection […]

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Warnings issued on dangers of ‘very light smoking’

Warnings issued on dangers of ‘very light smoking’

| July 20, 2015

While the overall smoking rate is falling in the US, one group is bucking the trend – young women who opt for ‘very light smoking’, according to a HealthDay News story citing the results of a new study. The study, published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease, defined a very light habit as smoking five […]

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Andhra auction season being extended

Andhra auction season being extended

| July 20, 2015

The Tobacco Board of India is extending to the end of September the flue-cured tobacco auctions currently being staged in Andhra Pradesh because of the slow rate of sales, according to a Business Standard story relayed by the TMA. Only 58 million kg have been sold so far this year, compared to 105 million kg […]

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