FIA is pleased to welcome two new members to our growing network of globally established food companies and relevant associations. International multi-protein processor Keystone Foods joins FIA as a Full Member and SPRIM, a global consulting firm focused on innovation in human health, joins as FIA’s newest associate member.

Founded in the early 1960s, Keystone Foods works in collaboration with its parent company, the Mafrig Group, to provide fresh and frozen protein products to customers worldwide. Together, they are focused on offering innovative solutions to develop new products and processes that address customers’ needs and satisfy market demands.

Keystone’s Vice President of Food Safety, Environmental and Regulatory Affairs, Thanh Nguyen, attributed the company’s decision to join FIA to the growing importance of Asian markets to the success of global business.

“Asia represents a robust market in which some of our businesses operate in, and we are pleased to be able to be part of FIA to contribute our insights and perspectives on industry efforts and projects. We look forward to working with the FIA Committees and the other members on issues of common interest such as food safety and the development of harmonised standards,” Nguyen said.

Made up of scientific and industry experts, new associate member SPRIM provides strategic and operational capabilities in the food, consumer health, well-being and pharmaceutical industries. Given their scientific background, SPRIM has also been invited to be an observer on FIA’s Science and Technical Committee.

On their invitation to be part of FIA’s associate membership, Managing Partner and Co-Founder at SPRIM, Michael Shleifer, said: “We are pleased to have been given the opportunity to be part of FIA and contribute strategically to the work of the organisation. Moving forward, we see tremendous opportunities for FIA and SPRIM to collaborate on future regulatory and scientific affairs in Asia’s food industry for the benefit of the industry and our wider society.”

Welcoming the two new members to FIA, Executive Director, Bev Postma, highlights that both companies bring with them a diverse range of expertise and insights to FIA and its networks.

“We are thrilled that both Keystone Foods and SPRIM are becoming part of the FIA network. Their knowledge and competence in global and regional food science and supply chains will provide great value to FIA and our members. I am sure we will benefit from this new injection of expertise on our committees and technical working groups.

“We look forward to extending our reach into this important part of the value chain in Asia and to work in collaboration with these companies on future industry projects,” she said.

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