The European Former Foodstuffs Processors Association have a job opening for a Policy Advisor position (30h/w). The EFFPA Policy Advisor contributes to the policy objectives that the organisation has set out. There is still an unlocked potential in the positioning of former foodstuff processing as a key solution to achieving more sustainable food systems in […]

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In the framework of the 2nd International Food Waste Awareness Day on 29 September 2021, EFFPA has published a video to explain former foodstuff processing. In this process, food losses emerging at food manufacturer and retail level are processed to be used as feed ingredients for food-producing animals. Examples of former foodstuffs are bread, biscuits, breakfast cereals, pasta […]

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On 30 September 2020 the EFFPA General Assembly elected Valentina Massa as the President of the European Former Foodstuff Processors Association. Massa is the Managing Director at DALMA Mangimi, the largest former foodstuff processor in Italy as well as a founding member of EFFPA. She succeeds Paul Featherstone, who was EFFPA’s president since the foundation […]

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EFFPA, the European Former Foodstuff Processors Association, warmly welcomes the Farm to Fork Strategy published by the European Commission on 20 May 2020. Former foodstuff processing corresponds well with a range of the projected ambitions as regards sustainable food production systems, such as reduced environmental and climate footprint of the EU food system, increased circular […]

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At its 7th General Assembly in Brussels, EFFPA re-elected Paul Featherstone (UKFFPA) as its President. Featherstone, who is also Chairman of the UK Former Foodstuffs Processors Association (UKFFPA), has been President of EFFPA since the foundation of the association in January 2014. The General Assembly also elected Kees van Gorp (VIDO) and Valentina Massa (DALMA) as […]

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Methodology confirms former foodstuff processing can be part of national food waste prevention action plans On 6 May 2019 the European Commission adopted the common methodology for the uniform measurement of food waste across the EU. The development of the food waste measurement methodology stems from the revised Waste Framework Directive[1], which lays down an […]

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On 28 November 2017, EFFPA (the European Former Foodstuff Processors Association) organised a factory visit for European Commissioner of Health & Food Safety, Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis, to Agrifirm in Veghel (The Netherlands) to provide a first-hand introduction to former foodstuff processing. Former foodstuff processors transform foodstuffs no longer suitable for commercial human consumption into high-quality […]

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On 16 November 2017, EFFPA President Paul Featherstone gave a presentation on behalf of EFFPA in a session about food waste organised by DG SANTE at the Bioeconomy Policy Day. Featherstone gave an introduction to former foodstuff processing, while putting a focus on safety and sustainability. He pointed to the importance of the food waste […]

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