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About EFFA

European Flavour Association

Think flavours, think EFFA!
Our members are flavour houses and National Flavour Associations from across Europe.
We offer them guidance, scientific excellence and coordination in common projects.


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 (V. Mane Fils)
Mr Massimo Barbeni (AISPEC)
Dr Dirk-Achim Müller (DVAI)
Mr Dirk Benwitz (Symrise)
Mr Marc va der Duijs (IFF) 

Flavour Expert Committee (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 GROUPS

There are also Working Groups such as the Communication Working Group or the Working Group on Natural Processes. And some ad hoc task forces. 

For all EFFA bodies, their structure, composition, voting rights and specific deliverables are either defined in the Statutes of the Association or in their respective Terms of Reference.

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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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Vincent Ferrari

Regulatory officer
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Niamh Whiteley

EFFA Secretariat and Communication
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Sophie Varlet

Budget & HR Manager

Strategy

The Association has developed a strategy programme with the aim of positioning EFFA at the centre of Europe's flavouring industry. This positioning is also made possible via EFFA's global affiliation with IOFI.

Integrated Strategy Model Principles:

EFFA's mission statement is “to protect and enhance the flavouring industry's interests by providing coordination and direction”. To achieve this, the Association is focusing primarily on three strategy pillars. They are:

  • Regulatory-Technical-Scientific
  • Growth and Sustainability
  • External Relations & Stakeholders

Each strategy pillar is coordinated by a Director of the Executive Board and is responsible for developing, monitoring and the execution of each action. The Director is also charged with reporting to the General Assembly. The coordination of the overall EFFA strategy is the responsibility of the Executive Board.

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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

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

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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