IFMA is the International Federation of Margarine Associations.
IFMA’s mission is to:
- Help protect the industry reputation in case of media issues with broader relevance e.g. towards policy-makers and regulators, consumers and other stakeholders;
- Enable the exchange of information between national associations and companies at a technical or legislative level;
- Represent the interests of the margarine and spreads industry at international level; IFMA has Codex observer status and participates in the standardization work of the FAO Codex Alimentarius;
- Promote the industry’s common interests on non-competitive issues, i.e. lobby for a regulatory framework at international level that responds to the needs of the margarine manufacturers.
Its current members are:
|VOIC – Vegetable Oil Industry of Canada (Canada)|
|Japan Margarine, Shortening & Lard Industries Association (Japan)|
|MIL – Margarine Industries Ltd. (Mauritius)|
|Taiwan Margarine Industries Association (Taiwan)|
|MUMSAD – Culinary Products & Margarine Industrialists Association (Turkey)|
|NAMM – National Association of Margarine Manufacturers (NAMM)|
IFMA’s current President is Mr. Philippe Thiry (Aigremont); the current Secretary General is Mrs. Siska Pottie.