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International Regulations

Through its alignment and close collaboration with the International Organization of the Flavor Industry (IOFI), FEMA staff monitors regulations that impact flavor and extracts all around the world.

FEMA has worked with JECFA to establish an open global, positive list of flavor ingredients.   Currently, over 90% of the FEMA GRAS list is approved by JECFA based on data submitted by FEMA.

FEMA member updates on International Regulations

Did You Know?

Over 1,700 FEMA GRAS substances have been accepted internationally through the United Nations FAO/WHO Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA), an important step toward the global harmonization of flavor ingredients.

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