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Formation 1982
Legal status Non-profit organisation
Purpose To facilitate the development of an environment in which all European food and drink companies, whatever their size, can meet the needs of consumers and society, while competing effectively for sustainable growth.
  • Avenue des Nerviens, 9-31, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
Region served
European food and drink manufacturers
Director General
Mella Frewen

Founded in 1982, FoodDrinkEurope is a Food industry confederation in the European Union, it was formed by 26 national food-related federations, including 3 observers, 25 EU sector associations, and 19 major food and drink companies, all grouped in a Liaison Committee.[1]


The organization was founded in 1982 as Confederation of the Food and Drink Industries of the EU (French: Confédération des Industries Agro-Alimentaires de l'UE; CIAA), and renamed as FoodDrinkEurope in June 2011.[2]


FoodDrinkEurope develops the Guideline Daily Amounts pictograms displaying nutritional values on food packaging.


The organisation supports the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, arguing that it will reduce regulatory barriers, increase employment and encourage industry investment.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Role and Mission". FoodDrinkEurope. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  2. ^ FoodDrinkEurope (2011-06-23): ‘FoodDrinkEurope’ - opens a dynamic new chapter for Europe’s Food and Drink Industry. Retrieved 2017-08-04.
  3. ^ "Agri-food chain reps call on negotiators to resolve non-tariff measures in TTIP negotiations". FoodDrinkEurope. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  4. ^ Scott-Thomas, Caroline. "European organisations urge MEPs to reject TTIP resolution By +, 07-Jul-2015". William Reed Business Media. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 

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