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About EFFA

European Flavour Association

Our members are flavour houses and National Flavour Associations from across Europe.

Our Vision is to be the voice of flavour in Europe, leading a Europe-wide strategy to the benefit of the flavour industry, its customers and consumers alike. 

 

Mission & Objectives

European leaders in the world of flavour providing long term positioning as a trusted and impactful partner and supporting the flavour industry by providing coordination and direction.

Objectives: 

  • To promote and support a consistent European-wide strategy on flavour issues;
  • To monitor flavour-related EU legislation;
  • To stimulate, coordinate and monitor best practice in regulatory, safety, technical, communication and scientific issues;
  • To create networks and alliances with other European Associations;
  • To coordinate approved European work streams and projects;
  • To provide coordination and communication between members.

At global level, EFFA is a member of the International Organization of the Flavor Industry (IOFI).

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Structure

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The governing body of the Association is the General Assembly. It consists of ordinary member representatives (both National Flavour Associations and Company Ordinary Members). They have a physical meeting at least once per year.

THE EXECUTIVE BOARD

EFFA President - Mr. Antoine Kastler (Robertet)
Past President - Mr. Jean Robello (Firmenich)
Vice President - Mr. Henning Hartnacke (Givaudan)
Treasurer - Mr. Jean Mane (SNIAA)
Mr. Massimo Barbeni (AISPEC)
Dr. Dirk-Achim Müller (DVAI)
Mr. Dirk Bennwitz (Symrise)
Mr. Marc van der Duijs (IFF)

EFFA WORKING GROUPS AND COMITTEES

EFFA has several Committees and Working Groups (WG). All of the WGs and Committees work in close coordination which each other. Task Forces are formed in cause of specific topics and in order to work efficiently on single tasks.

Regulatory

Flavour Expert Committee (FLEX)

The FLEX is the standing expert committee, consultative body of the Association focused on delivering EFFA's regulatory, safety, technical and scientific positions. Under FLEX and depending on the need, task forces and working groups can be created.

Under the FLEX a Core Group is established aiming at ensuring a smooth implementation of the strategy defined by the Executive Board and at improving the efficiency of the decision-making processes of the FLEX.  For that purpose, the Core Group prepares the decisions to be submitted for approval to the FLEX.

Working Group on Natural Processes (WGNP)

EFFA Working Group on Natural Processes (WGNP) is a group of experts that belongs to the European Flavour Association (EFFA). It provides a forum for its members to discuss and to deliver the technical guidance on processes which are permissible to manufacture Natural Flavouring Substances and (Natural) Flavouring Preparations in the EU.

Communication

Communications Working Group (CWG)

As part of developing and implementing EFFA’s external communication strategy, the association established a Communication Working Group (CWG) with communication experts from its members, in order to ensure a coordinated voice on flavouring topics. CWG provides the necessary support for the implementation of the EFFA Communication strategy and ensures its follow-up.

In addition, EFFA established a Communication Community, an online Community group consisting of professionals in charge of communication aspects in each of the 22 EFFA members to keep them always informed about EFFA communication projects

Public Affairs

Public Affairs Committee (PAC)

After our Regulatory and Communications Committees, this is the 3rd pillar of the EFFA structure. Its main objective is the establishment and development (and execution) of an EFFA Public Affairs strategy for the coming years. The PAC is formed by experts of national associations and member companies dealing with government/external relations.

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Team

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Alexander Mohr, PhD

Executive Director
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Dr Jan Demyttenaere

Director Scientific and Regulatory Affairs
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Jimena Gómez de la Flor

Communications Director
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Niamh Whiteley

EFFA Secretariat and Communication
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Sophie Varlet

Budget & HR Manager

Members

Sweden

Sweden

National Association Ordinary Member
FSA, Sweden
Livsmedelsindustrierna LI
Swedish Food Federation
Box 556 80
SE 102 15 Stockholm
T: +46 8762 65 00
F: +46 8762 65 12
info@li.se
www.li.se

UK

United Kingdom

National Association Ordinary Member
UK Flavour Association 
PO Box 172
Cranleigh
UK - SURREY GU6 8WU
T: +44 1483 275 411
F: +44 1483 275 411
secretariat@ukflavourassociation.org
www.ukflavourassociation.org

Company Ordinary Member
KERRY (EMEA)
Global Technology & Innovation Centre
Millennium Park
Naas
Co. Kildare
Ireland
https://www.kerry.com/


Company Ordinary Member
Sensient Flavors Ltd
Bilton Road
Bletchley
UK - 
Milton Keynes MK1 1HP
www.sensientflavors.com

Denmark

Denmark

National Association Ordinary Member
Danish Flavour Organisation (DFO)
c/o Landbrug & Fødevarer
Axeltorv 3
1609 Copenhagen V
T: + 45 33394466
bbo@lf.dk
www.dfo.dk

Germany

Germany

National Association Ordinary Member
Deutscher Verband der Aromenindustrie e.V. (DVAI)
Friedrichstraße 166 – D- 10117 Berlin
T: 0049 -30 -24088659-0
F: 0049 - 30 -24088659-10
info@dvai-dvrh.eu
www.aromenhaus.de

Company Ordinary Member
SYMRISE GmbH & Co. KG
Mühlenfeldstrasse, 1
D - 37603 Holzminden
www.symrise.com

Company Ordinary Member 
TAKASAGO Europe GmbH 
Industriestraße 40,
D - 53909 Zülpich
www.takasago.com

Company Ordinary Member 
SILESIA Gerhard Hanke GmbH & Co.KG
Am Alten Bach 20-24
41470 Neuss, Germany
https://www.silesia-aroma.com/

Netherlands

Netherlands

National Association Ordinary Member
NEA
Loire 150
NL – 2491 AK Den Haag
PO Box 443
NL - 2260 AK Leidschendam
T: +31 70 337 8780
F: +31 70 337 8737
secretariaat@nea-nederland.nl
www.nea-nederland.nl

Company Ordinary Member
IFF
Liebergerweg 72-98
PO Box 309
NL - 1200 AH Hilversum
www.iff.com

Belgium

Belgium

National Association Ordinary Member
AROMA, Belgium
Avenue Jean Etienne Lenoir, 9
B – 1348 LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE
T: +32 10 45 34 45
F: +32 10 45 10 46
viviane.vijverman@firmenich.com

France

France

National Association Ordinary Member
Syndicat National des Ingrédients Aromatiques Alimentaires (SNIAA), France
14 rue de la République, Diamant A
FR-92800 PUTEAUX
T: +33 (0)1 46 53 10 10
F : +33 (0)1 46 53 10 56
contact@sniaa.org
www.sniaa.org

Company Ordinary Member
V. MANE Fils
620 route de Grasse
F - 06620 Le Bar-sur-Loup
www.mane.com

Company Ordinary Member 
ROBERTET
37, avenue Sidi-Brahim
B.P. 52100
F – 06131 Grasse Cedex
www.robertet.com

Astria

Austria

National Association Ordinary Member
ESSENZENVERBAND, Austria
Verband der Essenzenindustrie im Fachverband der Nahrungs-und
Genussmittelindustrie Oesterreichs
Zaunergasse, 1-3
A – 1030 Wien
T: +43/1/712 21 21
F: +43/1/712-21-21-35
k.kossdorff@dielebensmittel.at
www.dielebensmittel.at
Switzerland

Switzerland

National Association Ordinary Member
SFIAA, Swiss Flavour and Fragrance Industry Association
Essencia AG
Stäffelistrasse 8
CH-8409 Winterthur
T: +41 52 245 0560
F: +41 52 245 0569
richard.illi@essencia.ch
http://www.sffia.ch/ 

Company Ordinary Member
FIRMENICH S.A.
Rue de la Bergère, 7
CH - 1217 Meyrin 2 - Genève
www.firmenich.com

Company Ordinary Member 
GIVAUDAN Suisse SA
Chemin de la Parfumerie 5
CH - 1214 Vernier
www.givaudan.com

Spain

Spain

National Association Ordinary Member 
Asociación Española de Fragancias y Aromas Alimentarios (AEFAA)
Plaza de Santa Bárbara nº 3, bajos.
E- 28004 - Madrid
T:+34 915 711 640
aefaa@aefaa.com
www.aefaa.com

Italy

Italy

National Association Ordinary Member
AISPEC, Italy
Via Giovanni da Procida, 11
I - 20149 MILANO
T: +39 02 3456 5354
F: +39 02 3456 5349
aispec@federchimica.it
www.aispec.federchimica.it

Company Ordinary Member 
McCormick
https://www.mccormick.com/
Turquey

Turkey

National Association Ordinary Member
AREP
Akat Mah. Bilge Sokak
Park Maya Sitesi
Barclay 19 No:1 Daire: 6-7 Akatlar
Besiktas/İstanbul
T: (+90) 212 232 0729
www.arep.org.tr
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How to become a member?


Ordinary Membership: Applicants eligible to become an Ordinary National Flavour Association member are exclusively national flavour associations from countries of the European or Eurasia region. All applicants must respect the Association's Statutes.

Flavour houses which have a significant location in Europe and are a member of National Association affiliated to “EFFA” (and encouraged to be member of three), can apply for a Company Ordinary Membership. All applications must be submitted in writing to EFFA's Executive Board. A membership fee is payable according to each new member's status and market strength.

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