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?

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

ATTC September 2015 Meeting
Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015
Hyatt Rosemont
2015 Fall Symposium
Monday, 19 Oct 2015 - Wednesday, 21 Oct 2015
Hyatt Regency Jersey City
Jersey City
OSHE Fall 2015 Web Meeting
Tuesday, 10 Nov 2015
OSHE Fall Web Meeting
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