The European Margarine Association (IMACE) was founded in 1958 in Brussels, where it is still based today.

IMACE represents the interests of the European margarine industry, producing both for retail and business-to-business (B2B) sectors at EU level, and it has been driving the sector improvements over several decades. IMACE focuses on the areas of nutrition, information to consumers, sustainability and product safety. IMACE’s contributions are based on sound scientific research, robust data and effective communication.

By collecting, relaying and analysing sector-specific data, IMACE’s aim is to be recognized as the thought leader and reference centre, when it comes to margarines, spreads and fats, and their contribution to health, sustainability and functionality.

In its role of representing the interests of the European margarine and spreads industry, IMACE pursues the following objectives: