The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the use of flavorings in food products through the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21, Part 101.22.
This regulation states that all flavorings used in food products must be safe for consumption and properly labeled.
According to the CFR, a flavoring is defined as "any substance, the function of which is to impart flavor, which is used or intended for use in imparting flavor to a food, including any such substance that functions in this manner as a result of an interaction with other substances." This includes both natural and artificial flavorings.
Under the CFR, all flavorings used in food products must be of "natural or artificial character" and must be safe for consumption. The FDA has determined that certain flavorings are "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) and can be used in food products without the need for premarket approval. However, if a flavoring is not GRAS, the manufacturer must submit a food additive petition to the FDA for review and approval before it can be used in food products.
In addition to safety requirements, the CFR also includes labeling requirements for flavorings. All flavorings must be properly identified on the label of the food product. This includes the common or usual name of the flavoring, as well as any sub-ingredients that make up the flavoring.
In summary, the FDA regulates the use of flavorings in food products through CFR Title 21, Part 101.22. This regulation requires that all flavorings used in food products must be safe for consumption and properly labeled. The FDA has determined that certain flavorings are GRAS and can be used without premarket approval, but manufacturers must submit a food additive petition for review and approval for non-GRAS flavorings.
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