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.

Click here to access the GRAS 27 list and the interim GRAS 28 list.

Did You Know?

FEMA was founded in 1909 by flavor industry leaders.

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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

Alcohol Tax and Trade Committee, April 2017 Web-Based Meeting
Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017
ATTC Web-Based Meeting
2017 Annual Business Meeting & Leadership Conference
Sunday, 7 May 2017 - Tuesday, 9 May 2017
The Ritz-Carlton Naples
2017 Flavors on the Hill | Congressional Fly-In
Monday, 12 Jun 2017 - Tuesday, 13 Jun 2017
Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol
FRAC/FLC July 2017 Meeting
Monday, 10 Jul 2017 - Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017
MGM National Harbor
Oxon Hill