The links below correspond to the main associations Cosmos belongs to:
SPANISH ASSOCIATION OF FRAGANCES AND FOOD FLAVOURS (AEFAA)
It is the natural representative for the flavour and fragance industry towards the Spanish and European Health Authorities, actively participating in the technical and legal matters that concern our sector. It financially contributes with the said institutions to elaborate dossiers and necessary documents to guarantee safety for the consumers of the ingredients used in our industry. AEFAA has actively participated in the elaboration of the New Regulation for Flavours, (LexUriServ.pdf), with permanent contact with the Spanish Agency for Food Safety, AESAN , and with significant members of the European Parliament.
ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS AND MARKETERS OF ADDITIVES AND FOOD COMPLEMENTS (AFCA)
AFCA was born as a consequence of the food additives companies need to bring their claims to society in general, in order to gain special prominence not only in the food industry, but also among the consumers, and to be able to collaborate with the regional and national administrations and with the most prestigious and solvent scientific institutions for the elaboration of projects, regulations and laws in the matters that concern the particular interests of AFCA.
EUROPEAN FLAVOUR ASSOCIATION (EFFA)
The European Flavour Association was established in 1961 as "Bureau de Liaison des Syndicats Européens des Produits Aromatiques". In 1991 however, it changed its name and was then known as the European Flavour and Fragrance Association (EFFA). 2009 saw EFFA change its scope to focus only on flavourings. The principle reasons for this decision were twofold: The need for a more flavour-specific advocacy approach, and the increasing number of challenges facing the flavour industry. EFFA's members are essentially flavouring companies that manufacture or blend flavours within the countries of the European Economic Area, comprising national associations from across the European Union, the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) as well as those countries that have applied for EU-membership.
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE FLAVOR INDUSTRY (IOFI).
IOFI is an international non-profit association of national and regional flavour associations and individual companies. Governed by a Management Board selected from geographically dispersed industry representatives from both association and company members, IOFI represents the interests of the international flavour industry and maintains a robust science program that supports ingredient safety.
SPANISH ASSOCIATION FOR QUALITY (AEC)
AEC is a private non-profit organisation, founded in 1961, with an aim for encouraging and supporting competitivity of the Spanish companies and organisations, promoting a culture of quality and sustainable development, reflected in its Mission and Vision. Throughout its history this organisation has evolved up to the more than 4.800 companies and professionals that belong nowadays to the Association.