On October 10, 2019, the Association of Starch Producers of China, Europe, Mexico, Russia, Turkey and the United States announced the creation of the International Federation of Starch Associations (IFSA). The purpose of the Federation is to promote active industry dialogue, as well as coordination and sharing of resources for policy advocacy.
Common strategic priorities are healthy nutrition, workplace safety, environmental sustainability, product safety and environmental issues, as well as coordination of efforts to communicate the benefits of starch-based products.
IFSA will also strive to express a common opinion in international organizations such as the World Health Organization and the Codex Alimentarius Commission. “We are very pleased to launch the Federation today, and look forward to starting work with our colleagues from around the world on interesting innovations in our industry, as well as on the common problems we face,” said Jamie Fortescue, managing director of Starch Europe.
“We are very pleased to develop international industry cooperation in this format. Of course, the main goal for our industry is the exchange of experience and the formation of a consolidated position globally. Obviously, in the 21st century, some issues can only be solved by joint efforts. I wish you all productive work! ”Commented Oleg Radin, president of the Roskrakhmalpatok association.
According to the press service of the association "Roskrahmalpatoka"