Generally Recognized As Safe

The Expert Panel of FEMA is the primary body for the safety evaluation of food flavoring for the flavor industry and the public through its "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) assessment of flavoring substances. FEMA GRAS is the most widely recognized and admired industry GRAS assessment program.

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Did You Know?

In the United States, many flavor companies began as importers of European essential oils and other flavoring substances before expanding to meet local economic and market needs by formulating and manufacturing ingredients domestically.

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Welcome to FEMA

Since our founding in 1909, we have served the interests of our member organizations through setting formula standards, advocating for policies that positively impact the food and flavor industry, and effectively representing our members’ interests at home and abroad.  Today, our expansive membership contributes to the research, development, and marketing of products enjoyed by millions of people around the world.

Upcoming Events

2015 Winter Committee Meetings
Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 - Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015
Hyatt at The Bellevue
Introduction to Flavor Creation 2015
Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015
March 17, 2015
Santa Monica
2015 Annual Convention
Sunday, 3 May 2015 - Wednesday, 6 May 2015
The Ritz-Carlton