What is the Flavor Ingredient Library?

The Flavor Ingredient Library provides information on ingredients that have been determined to be generally recognized as safe under conditions of intended use as flavor ingredients by the FEMA Expert Panel.

The identity of all FEMA GRAS flavor ingredients and the safety information supporting FEMA GRAS status have been submitted by FEMA to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for inclusion in the Substances Added to Food Inventory. The inventory is maintained by the FDA Office of Food Additive Safety (OFAS) and is available online

The Library also provides the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) safety evaluation (as applicable).