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.

Click here to access the GRAS 27 list.

Did You Know?

During Prohibition, FEMA supported federal legislation allowing the sale of flavors and extracts that were "unfit for beverage use," and helped the federal government establish the "drawback" mechanism.

Fact #8

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

2016 Winter Committee Meetings
Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 - Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016
Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel
March 2016 ATTC Web-Based Meeting
Tuesday, 15 Mar 2016
12:30 - 2:00pm
2016 Annual Convention
Sunday, 1 May 2016 - Tuesday, 3 May 2016
Sandpearl Resort
Clearwater Beach
2016 Flavors on the Hill | Congressional Fly-In
Monday, 13 Jun 2016 - Tuesday, 14 Jun 2016
Phoenix Park Hotel