During Prohibition, FEMA supported federal legislation allowing the sale of flavors and extracts that were "unfit for beverage use," and helped the federal government establish the "drawback" mechanism.
Worker safety is an issue of paramount importance to the flavor industry. Through FEMA, the U.S. flavor industry has aggressively addressed respiratory health and safety in flavor manufacturing for more than 10 years. FEMA provides the industry guidance on responsible protections and the provision of relevant respiratory safety training to flavor manufacturers.
Click here to access the FEMA Respiratory Health and Safety in the Flavor Manufacturing Workplace Report published in 2012.