10/15/19 • Trade


WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) joined the starch associations of China, Europe, Mexico, Russia, Turkey and the US are delighted to jointly announce the creation of the International Federation of Starch Associations (IFSA).

The purpose of this Federation will include promoting robust industry dialogue and coordination and the sharing of resources on policy advocacy. Shared policy priorities include health & nutrition, workplace safety, sustainability, product safety and environmental affairs, as well as the coordination of our efforts to communicate on the benefits of starch-based products. IFSA will also aim to act as one voice towards international stakeholders such as the WHO and CODEX.

“America’s corn refiners are committed to working with partners both domestically and around the world to advance recognition of the wide variety of applications and uses for starches – not only in food production, but throughout our economy.” – John Bode, President and CEO, Corn Refiners Association.

“We are delighted with the launch of this Federation today, and look forward to working together with our colleagues from across the globe on the exciting innovations in our industry, as well as the shared challenges we face.” – Jamie Fortescue, Managing Director, Starch Europe.

For more information, visit www.internationalstarch.org today.


The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) is the national trade association representing the corn refining industry of the United States. CRA and its predecessors have served this important segment of American agribusiness since 1913. Corn refiners manufacture sweeteners, starch, advanced bioproducts, corn oil and feed products from corn components such as starch, oil, protein and fiber.