Welcome to the database on Food Flavourings.
This database can serve as a tool to inform about the flavouring substances approved for use in food in the EU and their conditions of use. It also contains those flavouring substances which may currently remain on the market until the risk assessment and authorisation procedures have been concluded. The information in the database is based on the Union list of flavourings and source materials as laid down in Part I of Annex I of Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008.

Important remark:

The Union list of flavourings and source materials is to apply without prejudice to other provisions laid down in sector specific legislation.

Getting started


This database is made available solely for the purpose of information. It has no legal value. The Commission declines all responsibility or liability whatsoever for errors or deficiencies in this database. Neither the Commission nor any person acting on behalf of the Commission is responsible with regard to the improper use of the document and its contents. The official authorisations of food flavourings are published in the Official Journal of the European Union. Legislation on the food flavourings is also available on the Europa Food Safety website: