In October 2014, The European Starch Industry Association, formerly known as the AAF, was renamed Starch Europe. The AAF was formed in 2006 as a merger between the former EU association of cereal starch producers, the AAC (itself the result of a merge between AAM, the EU association of EU maize starch producers, the AAB, the EU association of wheat starch producers and the EU association of rice starch producers), and the former EU association of potato starch producers, the UFE, both of which date back to 1959. Starch Europe’s main decision making body is the General Assembly. It meets once a year and all Starch Europe members are represented.
The General Assembly’s main responsibilities are to: