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Ensuring Regulatory Compliance for Flavor Companies

By: Patty Benson, SAFC
Posted: January 9, 2009, from the January 2009 issue of P&F magazine.

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To ensure our quality systems and regulatory compliance, internal audit systems should be supplemented by external audits from three different sources: AIB, which can perform yearly audits utilizing the appropriate consolidated standard for the site; each site’s ISO registrar, which can perform annual surveillance audits; and customer audits, which provide additional input. Adhering to the well-organized effort detailed here can improve companies’ compliance position and enhance the growth of flavor and fragrance product lines.



  1. The American Institute of Baking’s (AIB) Consolidated Standards for Food Safety,; AIB Consolidated Standards for Food Distribution Centers,
  2. AIB GMP audits: