The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) has announced that two more companies, Hungarian-based manufacturer Scitec Nutrition and one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of protein-based supplements, Protein World, have joined its members. This brings the total number of members up to 44, many of which are now increasingly drawn from across the EU and beyond.
Scitec Nutrition and Protein World become the latest companies to commit themselves to ESSNA’s core values of the highest safety standards and upholding EU regulations on the content and labelling of sports nutrition products.
This follows Herbs in a Bottle and Nutraveris joining ESSNA in recent weeks and a steady expansion in ESSNA’s membership since the organisation took on a new direction as a fully fledged trade body in 2013.
ESSNA is the voice of the sports nutrition industry in dialogue with regulators, policy makers, the media and consumers. Its work focuses on campaigning in favour of proportionate EU legislation, which does not adversely affect the sports nutrition sector, as well as monitoring and reporting irresponsible companies which flout EU law for commercial advantage and may put consumers at potential risk from dangerous products.
Dr Adam Carey, Chair of ESSNA, said “We are delighted to welcome Scitec Nutrition and Protein World to our membership which continues to grow at an impressive rate. Both are hugely respected companies, and this very much underlines and endorses how we as an organisation are continuing to grow and are respected as the voice of the sport nutrition industry.
“We are confident that more companies will continue to follow our newest members’ examples and will come to realise the importance of the sports nutrition industry having a strong, collective voice in Europe.”
Gregg Betz, CEO of Scitec Nutrition said “We are pleased to be part of ESSNA. We thank you for the opportunity and look forward to actively contributing to the alliance’s committed work.”
He added, “We are dedicated to providing customers with the highest quality sports nutrition products and to acting responsibly and in accordance with relevant laws and regulations. As a leading sports nutrition and food supplement producer, we are committed to partnering with ESSNA to help shape and comply with an appropriate legislative environment.”
Arjun Seth, CEO at Protein World, said “We at Protein World are delighted to be joining ESSNA. The high standards of safety member companies adhere to and the core values of the respected institution on the whole reflect what is at the heart of Protein World – highest quality products providing for all the needs of the 21st century consumer.”
The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance is an alliance of European sports nutrition companies that was originally formed in December 2003.
Members of the Alliance include: Adams Food Ingredients, Aminolabs, Body Temple UK, CLF Distribution, First Milk, Future Nutrition, Iovate Health Sciences, Kinetica, Mass Nutrition Kostexperten, Maxinutrition, myprotein.co.uk, Natrol, NSF, Prometeus, Sci-MX Nutrition, Sports Supplements, Tropicana Health and Fitness, US Nutrition, USN UK, Volac, Weider Germany, NBTY Europe, BodyBuilding.com, Glanbia Performance Nutrition, PhD Nutrition, CytoSport UK, Future Nutrition, Arla Foods Ingredients, Athlete King Sports Nutrition Ltd, BULK POWDERS, Grenade, Vitamin Center, High5, DCC Health and Beauty, Healthspark, MP Bio Science, General Nutrition Corporation, Herbs in a Bottle, Scitec Nutrition and Protein World.
Associate members of the Alliance include HFMA (The UK Health Food Manufacturers’ Association), Weider Publishing, Fitnessboutique, LGC, Cambridge Commodities, Healthy Inspirations and Nutraveris.