Was founded in 1949 by the main fruit juice producers' organisations of the European countries.
After more than 50 years of existence, IFU has now a worldwide membership with members from five continents.
64 different countries are represented in IFU such as Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, the EU countries, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, USA, etc. The IFU is registered in Paris, France.
Why should you join the IFU?
IFU is the dedicated international fruit and vegetable juice association bringing together members of the juice community. It promotes collaboration and best practice through active commissions such as legislation, methods of analysis and science & technology. The Legislation Commission represents the juice community as an NGO at Codex Alimentarius (the only NGO to represent the worldwide juice industry at in Codex, which is a unique status). We monitor the relevant activities of the WHO, WTO and WCO.
IFU methods are recognized by Codex for juice analysis and are therefore used by the juice community worldwide to ensure safety and quality throughout the supply chain, from farm to glass.
To represent the worldwide juice interests as an NGO at governmental and international organisations.
To act as an information and communication centre/facilitator.
To harmonise standards and practices for juice products and producers.
To co-ordinate scientific activities to benefit the juice industry.
The Objectives are...
The IFU Commissions are...
Science & Technology Commission
To facilitate discussion and the exchange of information between IFU members on scientific and technical issues relating to the global juice based beverage industry and to provide counsel to the IFU organisation on technical matters.
Methods of Analysis Commission
The primary mission of the MAC is to create and standardise methods of analysis, specifically for processed fruit & vegetable products. Both customers and suppliers can be secure in the knowledge that these methods are fit for purpose. The data they produce is reliable, accurate and comparable. If customers and suppliers are to understand each other’s needs and expectations a common method is an essential.
The microbiology working group, a subgroup of the MAC, focuses on similar issues within their field.
Represent the world wide Juice Sector interests as an NGO at government and international organisations. Act as a “regulatory” information centre. Support harmonisation of international regulatory standards and practices across the Juice Sector.