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The European food & feed cultures association - EFFCA - was formed in 1992.

EFFCA’s objective is to enhance public knowledge of the contribution the use of microbial cultures make within the food chain through accurate, fair and scientifically-based information; while discouraging any inappropriate promotion or misuse.

EFFCA constantly monitors the regulatory and scientific evolution affecting microbial cultures, their production and their use.

EFFCA actively fosters exchange of general information among its members, the scientific community and governmental bodies.

EFFCA cooperates, both within the European Union and globally, with a wide range of stakeholders in the area of microbial cultures.

EFFCA is a central source of information for regulatory authorities, journalists, NGOs, other food/feed sector associations, scientists and academic audiences.

EFFCA has the status of observer within Codex Alimentarius.

Our EU transparency Register # 829186414110-38



President:Paul TenningDUPONT

Christoffer Lorenzen

Treasurer:Sanne MellesCSK
 Gregory KeselDSM
 Martin SchlagFrutarom
 Jerome PannesLallemand
 Per PedersenSACCO

Chaired by Mariella Kuilman  (DSM), Regulatory Working Group closely monitors regulatory developments which have impact on microbial cultures business in Europe and globally.

The secretariat of EFFCA is located in Brussels and is run by Patrick Fox, Secretary General. Please feel free to contact us if you need more information.

Avenue Jules Bordet 142; B1140 Brussels,, phone: +32 2 761 16 71

EFFCA Code of ethics: EFFCA Code of ethics

EFFCA By-laws : EFFCA By-laws