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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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History & Structure

EFFA is a European non-profit trade association for the flavour industry, based in Brussels and registered under Belgian law. The association was founded in 1961 as “Bureau de Liaison des Syndicats Européens des Produits Aromatiques.” In 1991, the name was changed to the European Flavour and Fragrance Association (EFFA). The organisation originally focussed on both flavours and fragrances but decided to focus solely on flavours in 2009. The acronym EFFA remains the same.

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) 
Mr. Alexander Mohr, PhD (EFFA Executive Director) 

EFFA PILLARS

EFFA bases its work in three pillars: Regulatory, Public Affairs and Communication. 
Read more about our three pillars here. 

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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
EFFA Public Affairs Officer - Bo Dohmen

Bo Dohmen

PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER
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Niamh Whiteley

EFFA Secretariat and Communication
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Sophie Varlet

Budget & HR Manager