Generally Recognized
as Safe

The Expert Panel of FEMA is the primary body for the safety evaluation of food flavoring for the flavor industry and the public through its "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) assessment of flavoring substances. FEMA GRAS is the most widely recognized and admired industry GRAS assessment program.

Did You Know?

FEMA has worked to protect the trade secrets of members, often explaining to government agencies the unique value of intellectual property of the flavor business.

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Welcome to FEMA

Since our founding in 1909, we have served the interests of our member organizations through setting formula standards, advocating for policies that positively impact the food and flavor industry, and effectively representing our members’ interests at home and abroad. Today, our expansive membership contributes to the research, development, and marketing of products enjoyed by millions of people around the world.

Upcoming Events

48th Fall Symposium
Monday, 23 Oct 2017 - Wednesday, 25 Oct 2017
Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson
Jersey City
2018 Winter Regulatory & Policy Conference
Tuesday, 6 Feb 2018 - Thursday, 8 Feb 2018
Royal Sonesta Harbor Court
2018 Annual Business Meeting and Leadership Conference
Sunday, 6 May 2018
The Breakers
Palm Beach