REPORTS & PRODUCT SURVEYS
Flavourings is the biggest sector in the global food and additives ingredients market, yet the products themselves do not play a direct nutritional role in food or drinks. New EC regulations aim to bring harmony to the regulation of the flavourings industry throughout member states, and to provide better information to consumers. The regulation is still new and its measures are not yet fully in place.
A Question of Taste:
A review of flavourings in foods and drink in the UK
This review considers how and where flavourings are currently used and the role they play in a highly technologised food industry.
A number of recommendations are made around issues of safety, responsibility towards children's health, transparency and food quality to highlight some of the areas where more information and clarity are needed for consumers.
The report was compiled by a multi-disciplinary team of experts involved in food law, food toxicology and public health, and provides the first objective, comprehensive review of the flavourings industry in the UK.