Bell Flavors & Fragrances Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Bell Flavors and Fragrances, Inc. (“Bell”) regarding its recent data breach. The Bell data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 1,700 individuals.


Bell is a flavor and fragrance chemical manufacturer based in Illinois. Founded in 1912, Bell develops flavors and fragrances for a range of industries, including food, beverage, cosmetic, household care, personal care, oral care, and tobacco.2 Accordingly, Bell’s production capabilities include liquid compounding, extractions, distillation, botanicals, dry blends, spray drying, and dry blending. Headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, Bell has operations in North and South America, Europe, and Asia, and sells its products in over 100 countries.


On July 30, 2023, Bell discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, Bell determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed and acquired this sensitive information between July 26 and July 30, 2023. On December 6, 2023, Bell began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number

If you received a breach notification letter from Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by the Bell data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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