Since 1969, IOFI has been the global association of the flavor industry.

  • In one form or another, flavorings have been used since ancient times and are added to impart or modify the flavor and taste of foods and beverages.
  • Today, global population is growing and more people than ever travel and experience different cultures and food traditions. Consumers expect better-tasting, authentic foods wherever they are in the world: This creates tremendous opportunities for the flavor industry.
  • IOFI members have been in the business of assisting food and beverage companies in bringing taste to their products. Many techniques including extraction, fermentation and distillation – processes similar to beer or cheese production – have been a part of the industry for centuries.
  • Newer technical innovations have helped the industry grow and evolve, meeting and anticipating consumer trends.