This excerpt taken from the IFF DEF 14A filed Mar 10, 2009.
Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance
Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 requires our directors and executive officers to file reports of their initial holdings of IFF common stock and any subsequent transactions in Company shares with the SEC and to provide the Company with copies of all such filings. The Company must report any failures to file by the required dates. Based on a review of our 2008 records we believe that our directors and officers who were subject to Section 16 met all applicable filing requirements.