New head of former foodstuff processing sector EU trade group
Valentina Massa was elected the new president of the European Former Foodstuff Processors Association (EFFPA), at the organization’s AGM on September 30.
Massa is the managing director of 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 of the association in 2014.
EFFPA President Valentina Massa said: “I am honored with the trust and appreciation from the EFFPA members to lead the association in its ambition to produce safe and sustainable feed from former foodstuffs. The former foodstuff processing sector is determined to show to policy makers and chain partners that we hold the key to compound feed production with lower climate emissions and food manufacturing with reduced food waste in line with the Farm to Fork Strategy. Our role in the circular food economy is essential to come to more sustainable livestock production.”
EFFPA also elected Guy Lannoy (VALORIA) as vice-president.
Featherstone will retire from the sector.
“It has been a great honor to have served as the first President of EFFPA and to have been able to leave an international mark on the sector that I have worked in for over 30 years. In the past decades I have seen the sector grow into a fully recognized actor of the European feed chain. I leave the sector with great growth potential, considering its essential role in achieving food waste reduction ambitions and enhancing sustainable compound feed production,” he remarked.