Decernis Highlights Spice, Herb, and Flavorings Regulations

Washington, D.C., 5 February 2019 – Decernis LLC (, the leading provider of technology and content solutions for food & beverage product and ingredient compliance, safety, and risk management highlights a “Review of Regulations Applied to Spices, Herbs, and Flavorings – What Has Changed?” in the March/April 2019 edition of the Journal of the Association of Official Analytical Chemists (JAOAC).   The pre-print is available via open access at this link:

The food and beverage industries are driven by expansion based on global market demands on the backdrop of a constantly changing regulatory landscape. The ability of businesses to access market specific regulatory requirements and information is essential for effective sale of product into new and existing markets.

While world trading of food has become global, regulations are still mainly country specific. In a few areas of the world there are regional regulations including the European Union, Gulf Coast Countries in the Middle East, and the Central American Council of Ministers of Economic Integration. In order to allow trade across borders in certain regions, regional organizations were set up to consolidate the work of generating and maintain food safety regulations.

In the article, Dr. Carolyn Fisher, Senior Scientist with Decernis, provides a review of world-wide regulations pertaining to spices, extracts, and flavorings. Areas reviewed include guidance documents from trade organizations and regulatory bodies, decontamination of spices and herbs, extraction solvents used to make spice and herb oleoresins, and general flavoring regulations. The article will benefit people with responsibilities in regulatory affairs and product safety.

Decernis’ tools, knowledge systems and structured databases enable the management of risks related to safety, compliance, customer requirements, and recalls. The ability to access industry specific requirements and information is essential for effective product development, market access, and market launch. Through the Decernis solutions and expertise, customers are provided fast and cost-effective go-to-market assessments, knowledge and information allowing the introduction of safe, new products into global markets.

“Food and beverage retailers, distributors, brands, manufacturers, and ingredient suppliers face the growing challenge of a rapidly changing global regulatory landscape. On top of the rapid speed of change their need for market expansion is accelerating.” said Dr. Fisher. “This review will provide an in-depth, comprehensive review of regulations and trade organizations available to help navigate how spices and herbs are regulated in such a complex environment”.


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