ESSNA expands: Sports nutrition association gains five new members

By Nathan Gray contact

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Five new international sports industry players have joined the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA).

The European association told NutraIngredients that it welcomes five new members, including one association.

Synergy Tastes, Active Nutrition International, Nutritional Products International, the International Council on Amino Acid Science and TdeltaS all join in the latest batch of new members for the expanding voice of Europe’s sports nutrition industry.

“We’re delighted to welcome all these hugely respected organisations to our membership and very much look forward to working alongside them in future,” ​said Dr Adam Carey, Chair of ESSNA.

“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.”

As an association, ESSNA said it is in dialogue with regulators and policy makers, campaigning in favour of proportionate EU legislation that does not adversely affect the industry. 

Furthermore, it 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.

New members

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.

Meanwhile, ICAAS, is a not for profit organisation established in Japan that explores the science around the use of amino acids.

ESSNA said the ‘extensive expansion’ highlights how it continues to expand its range of membership and the reach of its members from across the EU and beyond.

“We believe these new members will add great value to ESSNA’s future activities in this regard,” ​said Carey.

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