The Association is funded entirely by member subscriptions and is managed by a board of directors comprising the CEOs and MDs of each operating member company.
SNACMA currently operates two industry working groups:
- Technical Working Group (TWP)
- Public Affairs Working Group (PAWG)
The TWP comprises technical directors or equivalent and concentrates on the technical/operational impact of pending legislation. It helps develop industry positions across a range of key issues such as contaminants (e.g. pesticides, mycotoxins, etc), additives, animal feed, etc, and provides a means of pooling non-commercial industry data and views.
The PAWG comprises trade marketing, marketing, PR managers looking at a 12 month horizon and the commercial impact of legislation and media, consumer activity in the food arena. It helps develop industry positions on such issues as claims, nutrition labelling, GMOs, and Promotion of Foods to children etc. It is also actively involved in developing communication tools for the industry.
The focus of the PAWG is on ensuring that the key facts about the industry and its products are understood and that the industry is accepted as being both a responsible and pro-active player in helping to provide solutions to the problems of consumer nutrition and health by encouraging them to eat a healthy balanced diet and lead an active lifestyle.
EUPPA: Euopean Potato Processors’ Association
ESA: European Snacks Association
FDF: Food and Drink Federation
SNACMA: The Snack, Nut and Crisp Manufacturers Association
PPA: Potato Processors’ Association
FCPPA: Frozen and Chilled Potato Processors’ Association