Methyl eugenol is not permitted for use as a flavoring in the USA. Methyl eugenol is a naturally occurring substance in over 400 species of plants, including commonly consumed herbs, fruits and vegetables.
The Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association of the United States (FEMA) is composed of flavor manufacturers, flavor users, flavor ingredient suppliers, and others with an interest in the U.S. flavor industry. Founded in 1909, it is the national association of the U.S. flavor industry. FEMA is committed to assuring a substantial supply of safe flavoring substances. More information about FEMA is available at www.femaflavor.org.