EFSA's Food Ingredients and Packaging unit has launched an open consultation on the draft guidance on the data required for the risk assessment of flavourings to be used in or on foods. This document provides guidance to applicants on the data required for the evaluation of flavourings to be used in or on foods. It applies to application for new authorisations as well as for modifications of existing authorisations of food flavourings, submitted under Regulation (EC) No 1331/2008. Interested parties are invited to submit their comments by the indicated deadline (considering midnight CET). When submitting the comments, specific reference to the line and page numbers to which the comments relate must be made. Additional data or files to support the comments may be submitted using the relevant function in the digital form.