The Fragrances and Flavours Association of India (FAFAI) has unveiled a reference list of more than 9,000 ingredients used in making a wide range of fragrance and flavor based products in the country.
This is the first edition of Indian Fragrances and Flavours Reference List of Ingredients, which will become a standard document and reference book for the industry to follow and use.
The report shows a significant part of the ingredients come from extracts of natural plants while the bulk is aroma chemicals and synthetics which are used in this industry. The list shows ingredients that are generally considered safe, as consumers are becoming more conscious about the products they consume.
Rishabh C. Kothari, president, FAFAI, said, “The interests of consumers as well as the need for transparency and clarity has motivated us to present this first edition of reference list, a first-of-its-kind compilation in India. FAFAI has been tirelessly working on our government’s vision of ‘Make in India’ and the clarion call of ‘Vocal for Local,’ and this publication, a first of its kind compilation of more than 9,000 ingredients which are being widely used and generally considered by the Indian fragrances and flavours industry is a big step in this direction."
“This compilation has been a labour of love for the industry and we are also grateful to Dr. Ram Vishwakarma, Chairman, PCD 18, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Government of India for his inspiration and guidance and Mr Shakti Vinay Shukla and his entire team at the Fragrance and Flavour Development Centre (FFDC), Government of India who have partnered with us in this endeavor," said Kothari.
Nitin Gadkari, hon’ble minister, Road Transport and Highways, micro, small and medium enterprises said, “FAFAI deserves special applaud for its constant efforts to boost ‘Make in India’ mission successful. I am confident that this publication would help to promote local manufacturing and also become a standard document for the industries worldwide.”