Increasing regulatory issues pushed the fragrance group of the European Flavours and Fragrance Association (EFFA) to move its regulatory and advocacy activities to the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) effective January 1, 2010.
Cristina Arregui, EFFA's manager on Reach (Europe's ongoing chemical legislation) will move to the newly created IFRA EU affairs department, according to the agency. The department's committee will include representatives of the national fragrance associations and direct members of IFRA.
The objective of the reorganisation is to build on the regulatory work of EFFA and expand the advocacy and communication activities for the European fragrance industry, said Christian Solomon, president of EFFA.
"The scope of EFFA will change," said Solomon. "The membership felt that both sectors, flavours and fragrance, would be better served by dedicated association teams specialising in each area."