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?

FEMA assisted the FDA in developing a standard for vanilla – the Agency’s only standard of identity for a flavoring ingredient.

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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

2014 FEMA Annual Convention
Sunday, 4 May 2014 - Wednesday, 7 May 2014
May 4 - 7, 2014
Marco Island
Flavors On The Hill: Congressional Fly-In
Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014
Flavors On The Hill
2014 July OSHE Meeting - Joint with IFRA NA
Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014
Firmenich Port Newark Facility
Port Newark