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Spices and Herbs -- Carolyn Fisher

Posted by Natalie Rebacz on February 11, 2016 at 10:35 PM

Chemists and chemistry enthusiasts are invited to join Northern Oklahoma on Feb 23rd, 2016 at Sterling's in Bartlesville, OK for a seminar on "Spices and Herbs: Chemistry and Health" by Dr. Carolyn Fisher.


A general overview of the components of spices and herbs is presented, along with their attributes for the food industry. Rosemary, Ginger, Capsicum, and Cinnamon as well as others are surveyed. Bioactivities of their components are discussed, with emphasis on antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-carcinogenic and anti-diabetic activities.

Dr. Carolyn Fisher’s Biographical Sketch

Dr. Fisher received her B.S. from Wayne State University and Ph.D. from Stanford University. Her career moved from Research (Kalsec, 1978-1991) to Teacher (Univ. of Delaware, 1992-1996) to Book Author (Flavours: Biology & Chemistry, 1997; Royal Society of Chemists; available in English and Spanish). At McCormick & Co., Carolyn was a member of cross-functional teams developing visions, strategies and action plans for more efficient commercialization processes, moving from Quality Assurance (1996-2005) to Regulatory (2005-2010) to Knowledge Management (2011). She completed the 5-year leadership training program known as the Corporate Multiple Management Board. Using her QA skills in regulatory, she managed cross-training and consensus sessions for regulatory professionals which resulted in updated Desk Procedures, communications explaining the science behind certain regulatory compliance strategies and a course within the Learning Development Center for McCormick professional development.

As Senior Scientist at Decernis (2012 – present), Carolyn directed data capture of over 160 countries’ food additive regulations and supported the development of rule-based queries to provide regulatory evaluation of ingredients and formulas for global compliance. She translates customer desires into actionable working solutions as well as provides customer training and issue resolution related to gComply and gComply Plus.

An active IFT member and Fellow, Carolyn was an instructor for the IFT short course, Labeling Requirements and Implications for Foods Marketed in the U.S. (2008 – 2014) and is currently on the IFT Board of Directors (2015-2017). She is also an active member of the Flavor & Extract Manufacturers Association and the American Chemical Society.

Event Details

  • The social hour will begin at 6 pm (cash bar).  Dinner will be served at 6:30, and the seminar will begin at 7:30 pm.  
  • Dinner is free for ACS members, $15 for non-members/spouses.  
  • No charge for only attending the seminar.  

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