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Mission Statement / Critical Objectives

Mission Statement

FEMA furthers the business interests of its members through a sound scientific program designed to promote the safe use of flavors.  Through effective representation of its members, FEMA fosters a global environment in which the flavor industry can create, innovate, and compete.

Critical Objectives

Science

  • Achieve and maintain a consistent, scientifically valid approach to safety evaluation of flavor ingredients.
  • Continue to support the ongoing role of the FEMA Expert Panel for independent evaluation of the safety-in-use of flavor ingredients.
  • Assist FEMA members in having the safest workplace possible.
  • Identify and address emerging issues.

Advocacy

  • Serve as an effective advocate for FEMA members by representing industry interests before domestic and global legislative, regulatory, and other bodies.

Communication

  • Provide a forum to identify and implement solutions to industry problems.
  • Communicate our performance against critical objectives.
  • Communicate the status of key ongoing programs.
  • Communicate the benefits of FEMA membership.
  • Regularly update members on activities of the Board and Committees.
  • Ensure prompt responses to member requests.
  • Measure effectiveness of education, training and communication.

Intellectual Property Protection

  • Promote and encourage the protection of intellectual property of FEMA members by actively responding to regulatory developments and by educating members.

Did You Know?

Consistent with a long history of protecting trade secrets of members, FEMA secured amendments to the New Jersey Right to Know law, ensuring the return of more than 50,000 proprietary flavor formulas.

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