- To protect consumer interests by championing an authentic world food sector which is safe and compliant with UK standards
- To protect the interests of legitimate UK operators by clamping down on rogue traders which compromise the integrity of the world food industry and consumer safety generally
- To drive the economic development of the world food sector
- To work together to achieve greater compliance
- To educate international suppliers on UK standards
- To champion best practice across the industry and raise standards and trading conditions across the board
- To provide insight and practical help for the benefit of members and promote the industry as a whole
- To highlight the contribution the world food sector makes to the UK economy and the wider society
At the World Food Association (WFA) our aim is to collect the latest information from the sector and use it to provide insight and practical help for the benefit of members and the industry as a whole. The Association is also a unique platform for sharing views, events and helping businesses work in collaboration to create team value.
The WFA promotes UK companies that operate in the ethnic food sector from food service providers and retailers to wholesalers, manufacturers and importers.
Working to raise standards and trading conditions across the board, the WFA also represents the industry’s concerns to Government, regulators, consumers and the media as one powerful, collective voice.
Food produced in the UK is made under strict practices, however, food produced abroad and imported is not necessarily manufactured and packaged to the same stringent conditions. The WFA aims to champion best practice across the industry and campaign actively on its behalf to ensure imported world food products are compliant with UK law and standards, from quality and production to packaging and labelling, to ensure UK consumers can buy with complete confidence.
HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) is the internationally recognised approach to the prevention of foodborne hazards and assurance of food safety. Only those food businesses with HACCP based food safety systems in place are accepted as WFA members.
The World Food Association is working to ensure the value of ethnic food and the contribution it makes to the UK economy, and UK society as a whole, is fully valued and understood by politicians, civil servants and political opinion formers.
Food is at the heart of every society and has a unique ability to unite people. Trying new and exciting foods has universal appeal and naturally results in a greater understanding of other cultures, encouraging people to celebrate diversity, rather than fear it.
We put the industry’s message across using a number of tools from responding to consultation papers which impact the sector and briefing relevant ministers, officials and MPS to holding events and working collaboratively with fellow organisations which have the same agenda – to drive the economic development of the world food sector.