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The International Organization of the Flavor Industry (IOFI) elected Jean Mane its new president at the organization’s October 2018 General Assembly meeting in Beijing. He succeeds Howard Smith of Virginia Dare who was the US delegate from the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association.

Jean Mane becomes the second member association delegate to head up the IOFI Board, he assumes the Presidency as the representative for the European Flavor Association (EFFA). As president, Jean Mane is responsible for guiding the ten-person Board in strategy development and implementation of the global association’s initiatives in science, advocacy, communication and sustainability, working closely with the association’s Executive Director Sven Ballschmiede. 

The goal of the association, which is dedicated to the global trade of safe flavoring materials, is especially relevant today, notes Jean Mane: “What we see happening around the world is that years of patient negotiations towards a global approach to international commerce are suddenly surrendering to a mounting tide of national protectionism.” 
He adds, “My key priority will be to maintain and eventually extend a global approach to the safety evaluation and regulation of flavorings.”

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