The European Flavour Association (EFFA) has joined forces with other food and drink associations in signing a letter to the European Commission regarding the Sustainability of Food System Framework Initiative (SFSF).
The flavour industry, as a crucial part of the agri-food chain, joins the signatories in supporting the Farm to Fork Strategy core objective to make our food systems more sustainable and welcomes the Commission's ambition to establish a new EU framework legislation to facilitate the transition towards sustainable food systems.
In order to achieve this transition, a supportive policy is needed, which is why the signatories put forward a series of recommendations, including a clear definition of sustainability, legal certainty, policy coherence, multi-stakeholder cooperation, inter linkage between food security and sustainable food systems, consideration of trade and international dimension, a realistic cost review, and recognition of the diversity of the agri-food realities in their contribution to sustainability.
These recommendations reflect EFFA’s position on SFSF and its commitment to promoting sustainable food systems. Taste being a driver of choice when it comes to food products, the flavour industry is committed to being a reliable partner in making the shift towards more sustainable food systems desirable and accessible to all.
You can read the full letter below.