(中国香料香精化妆品工业协会, 北京 100079)
(China Association of Fragrance Flavor and Cosmetic Industries, Beijing 100079, China)
In recent years, fragrance and flavor industry in China kept overall growth, but the development speed was slowed down. Compared with developed countries and regions, the gap had a tendency to widen. In 2020, the main business income of fragrance and flavor industry in China exceeded 40 billion yuan, of which the production and sales of food flavorings amounted to more than one-third of the total fragrance and flavor industry. At the end of 2020, there were nearly 1000 food flavorings manufacturers in China. This study had the outstanding characteristics of large number and wide distribution, uneven distribution and relative concentration, and relatively small scale and uneven development level. In order to ensure the safety of food flavorings in China, food and food additive related laws and regulations and the standard system of food safety national standards constituted the supervision system on food flavorings. This study was aimed at the difficulty of obtaining the production license for the sub-packaging of food flavorings, the production licenses issued to each product, prohibition of re-inspection of synthetic food flavor substances, the less food flavor substances permitted to use, slower approval of new varieties, and preposition of national food safety standards. This study proposed to implement scientific and effective supervision based on the characteristics of industries and products, further simplify the approval procedures for new varieties and establish safety assessments system, allow the adoption and implementation of other standards beside the national food safety standards, strengthen the popularization of science and establish a positive image of the industry and other suggestions and countermeasures. This paper was expected to provide a useful reference for the faster development of China's food flavoring industry and to meet the needs of domestic and foreign markets.