Does a flavor company have to follow the same rules as a food company?

Yes, flavor companies must comply with USDA and FDA rules for ingredients and processing.  Additional regulatory regimes may apply based on the final product.  For example, alcoholic beverages and meat products must follow additional regulations and disclosures.  Flavor manufacturing plants are subject to the same inspections and rules as any other food manufacturer.

As with any food manufacturer, flavor companies must also comply with trade rules and international food laws when importing or exporting products.

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