The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) has announced another expansion in its membership as Synergy Tastes, Active Nutrition International, Nutritional Products International, the International Council on Amino Acid Science (ICAAS) and TdeltaS join Europe’s voice for the sports nutrition industry.
Synergy Tastes joins as a manufacturer and supplier of flavourings, extracts and essences and is based in the UK together with TdeltaS, a biotech company that deals with nutraceuticals. Active Nutrition International, on the other hand, is based in Germany and is known for, among other things, its PowerBar brand.
Highlighting ESSNA’s diversity, Nutritional Products International joins the association as a sales and management company that specialises in marketing products in the United States. ICAAS, meanwhile, is a not for profit organisation established in Japan that explores the science around the use of amino acids.
According to a release from the industry group, this extensive expansion highlights how ESSNA continues to expand its range of membership and the reach of its members from across the EU and beyond.
Dr Adam Carey, Chair of ESSNA, said “We’re delighted to welcome all these hugely respected organisations to our membership and very much look forward to working alongside them in future. This solid growth of ESSNA’s membership perfectly reflects our increasing efforts to engage with EU regulators to make sure consumers are always protected, and also coincides with our recently launched initiative to educate consumers on how to responsibly use sports nutrition products.
“We believe these new members will add great value to ESSNA’s future activities in this regard.”
ESSNA is positioned as the voice of the sports nutrition industry and is in dialogue with regulators and policy makers, campaigning in favour of proportionate EU legislation that does not adversely affect the industry. ESSNA also acts to ‘police’ the industry by monitoring and reporting irresponsible companies that flout EU law and may put consumers at potential risk from dangerous products.