Flavourings - Introduction

Flavourings are used to improve or modify the odour and/or taste of foods. Flavourings and food ingredients with flavouring properties should only be used if they fulfil the criteria laid down in legislation governing the use of flavourings. EU legislation defines different types of flavourings, such as:

  • flavouring substances
  • flavouring preparations
  • thermal process flavourings
  • smoke flavourings
  • flavour precursors
  • other flavouring


Last reviewed: 10/8/2011

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