LAUNCH OF THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF STARCH ASSOCIATIONS
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
10 October 2019
Brussels, Belgium – The Starch associations of China, Europe, Mexico, Russia, Turkey and the US are delighted to jointly announce the creation of the International Federation of Starch Associations (IFSA) today.
This Federation will promote robust industry dialogue and coordination and the sharing of resources on policy advocacy. Shared policy priorities include health & nutrition, workplace safety, sustainability, product safety and environmental affairs, as well as the coordination of our efforts to communicate on the benefits of starch-based products. IFSA will also aim to act as one voice towards international stakeholders such as the WHO and CODEX.
”We are delighted with the launch of this Federation today, and look forward to working together with our colleagues from across the globe on the exciting innovations in our industry, as well as the shared challenges we face”, said Jamie Fortescue, Managing Director, Starch Europe.
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Starch Europeis the trade association which represents the interests of the EU starch industry both at European and international level. Its membership comprises 27 EU starch producing companies, together representing more than 95% of the EU starch industry and, in associate membership, 7 national starch industry associations. The European starch industry manufactures over six hundred products including native starches, modified starches, liquid and solid sweeteners as well as oils, proteins and fibres that are used as ingredients and functional supplements in a vast array of food, feed and industrial applications.