Flavourings are products added to food in order to impart or modify odour and/or taste. EU legislation defines several types of flavourings:

  • flavouring substances

  • flavouring preparations

  • thermal process flavourings

  • smoke flavourings

  • flavour precursors

  • other flavourings

The EU Rules on flavourings and certain food ingredients with flavouring properties ensure the effective functioning of the internal market whilst ensuring a high level of protection of human health and a high level of consumer protection.