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When searching the perfumery or flavor use of a chemical, novel or not, two places in each classification system should be searched: all organoleptic use class(es), and the chemical per se class. At a minimum, the search should cover the U.S. Classification system, the International Patent Classification, the standard chemical literature (e.g. Beilstein and Chemical Abstracts), and the standard literature of our industry: Bedoukian’s Perfumery and Flavoring Synthetics, Arctander’s Perfume and Flavor Chemicals (Aroma Chemicals) Vol. I and II, and the Fritzsche library bulletin.
There are over 1700 substances used as flavoring materials in the United States. Many of these are in use in Europe as well. This compilation is an attempt to list all such substances alphabetically both by principal name and by all synonyms as well as to provide reference to the various lists both in the U.S. and Europe that contain these substances. This listing has no legal status. It should, therefore, be used for reference purposes only.
The flavor and fragrance industry has, for a long time, been conscientious about the safety of its products, From the very beginning it has participated in the development of safety evaluations and regulations for flavors and fragrances, both in the US and Europe. In this paper the developments of both flavors and fragrances will be summarized. The difference in approach in these two areas will be discussed, as well as possible future developments.
Safety data required for food additives. To deal effectively with food additives and safety requirements for them, there must be a constructive relationship between the flavor industry and the legislators. But that is not enough. The attitudes of the more vocal members of the community have had a good deal to do with regulatory and legislative principles under which we operate. We are not going to change those principles without changing some of the underlying attitudes. To achieve this, some new perspectives will be necessary.
The European Patent Convention was signed at Munich, Federal Republic of Germany in October 1973 and has come into force in 1978. The so-called “European patent” alleviates the separate filing of patent applications in many countries in Europe.
Aurochemicals received Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 2 certification from the Safe Quality Food Institute.
The focus on saccharin highlights the basic deficiencies in the criteria by which food ingredients are evaluated for safety, particularly when the spector of cancer hangs overhead. The existing evaluation of all aspects of the safety of saccharin has caused an improvement in the safety evaluation proceedings and the benefits have impacted throughout the food industry, its regulators, and the scientific disciplines they rely upon.
Clearly, the machinery of government is beginning to respond to the need to create a better climate for industrial innovation--whether it be in the patent area I have discussed or in areas of regulatory reform or taxation.
The basis of quantitative food identity is the consumption of unavoidable and harmless quantities of flavoring materials in the form of traditional foods. Therefore a comprehensive study is needed of the quantitative occurence of flavoring materials in all common foods, such as fruits, vegetable, meat, seafood, cereals, and spices.
Opening Pandora's box is always a surprise. Some of Pandora's surprises by their very nature, have been shown to be highly interesting problems. The cooperation of science with the flavor trade and industry may lead to their solution. Let us hope this will be to the satisfaction of everyone involved.