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International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) (“IFF” or “the Company”) announced today the release of a range of grapefruit flavor alternatives and oil extenders in response to the global grapefruit shortage.

02/08/05
February 8, 2005, New York, N.YInternational Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) (“IFF” or “the Company”) announced today the release of a range of grapefruit flavor alternatives and oil extenders in response to the global grapefruit shortage. The shortage resulted from a series of hurricanes that devastated the Indian River region in Florida last year—the largest producer of grapefruit in the world. As a market leader in grapefruit compounded flavors, IFF is uniquely positioned to create alternative flavors and extenders that keep grapefruit tonality while containing costs in a difficult market.

IFF's new flavors range in character from white or pink grapefruit to a citrus blend with broad appeal. Created without the use of grapefruit oils or extracts, the flavors are available in a variety of forms for easy application to liquid or dry beverages and confections and are ideal for new product formulations.

IFF sensory testing confirms that IFF Grapefruit Oil Extenders effectively replace single-strength and five-fold grapefruit oils. Panelists found no difference between formulations with 100% grapefruit oil and those using only 50% with the extenders. These extenders are made from citrus fractions and IFF proprietary natural ingredients and are considered Global Natural.

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About IFF:
IFF is a leading creator and manufacturer of flavors and fragrances used in a wide variety of consumer products—from fine fragrances and toiletries, to soaps, detergents and other household products, to beverages and food products. IFF is dedicated to The Pursuit of Excellence in every area of its business, using knowledge, creativity, innovation and technology to continually provide customers with the highest quality products and service and superior consumer understanding.

IFF has sales, manufacturing and creative facilities in 32 countries worldwide and annual sales exceeding $2.0 billion. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.iff.com.


Contact:
Carol Brys
IFF, Corporate Communications
Phone: 212-708-7121
Fax: 212-708-7147
E-mail: carol.brys@iff.com.

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