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 has worked to protect the trade secrets of members, often explaining to government agencies the unique value of intellectual property of the flavor business.

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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 Annual Convention
Sunday, 3 May 2015 - Tuesday, 5 May 2015
The Ritz-Carlton Naples
2015 May OSHE Meeting | Joint with IFRANA
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
FEMA Office
FSMA Webinar - May 27, 2015
Wednesday, 27 May 2015
12:00pm - 1:30pm