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?

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

FSMA Webinar - August 17, 2016
Wednesday, 17 Aug 2016
12:00 - 1:45pm EDT
Alcohol Tax and Trade Committee Meeting
Tuesday, 13 Sep 2016
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
National Harbor
FEMA 47th Fall Symposium
Tuesday, 25 Oct 2016 - Thursday, 27 Oct 2016
Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
New Brunswick