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IOFI Organization

IOFI is an international non-profit association of national and regional flavor associations and individual companies. Governed by a Management Board selected from geographically dispersed industry representatives from both association and company members, IOFI represents the interests of the  international flavor industry and maintains a robust science program that supports ingredient safety.

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General Information

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IOFI Secretariat

The IOFI Secretariat manages IOFI's day-to-day operations, responds to member requests, and maintains and provides access to this website.

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For an overview of responsibilities click here:      IOFI Secretariat.


If you have a question or a request,    

please click here to contact the IOFI Secretariat.

IOFI Global Reference List

The IOFI Global Reference List is an open-ended, positive list of chemically defined flavoring substances and natural complex substances that are considered to be safe for their intended use by one or more internationally recognized assessment bodies. The GRL follows the definitions of materials appropriate for the formulation of flavorings in the IOFI Code of Practice.

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Code of Practice

The IOFI Code of Practice is a comprehensive document that demonstrates the commitment of IOFI and its members to produce flavor ingredients that are safe for their intended use.


The Code of Practice is a condition of IOFI Membership, and is acknowledged by all member associations and their member companies.


Available to all stakeholders, the Code of Practice includes guidelines for the manufacture, handling and use of materials for flavor applications.

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IOFI has a policy and guidelines on antitrust compliance that guide the conduct of our meetings and operations. Click here

IOFI Database


Access the IOFI database by clicking here. A benefit of IOFI membership, the database contains up-todate information on over 3500 flavorings used in global commerce. Access is free for IOFI members.


To obtain access please apply by sending an application to iofioffice(at)

Press release



New IOFI Member:

Kerry Inc.




New IOFI President:

Howard Smith


Current IOFI Insight


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