Representation on AFFIThis article was originally published in Foodnews
THE Arab Beverages Association (ABA), an alliance of Arab beverage companies, has announced that it will be representing the Arab Committee for juices, soft drinks and mineral water within the Arab Federation for Food Industries (AFFI). The ABA says: "The partnership will synergise the expertise of both organisations in order to advance the interests of the dynamic Middle East beverage industry. It is also expected to positively affect the operations of drinksrelated packaging material producers in the Middle East." The Beirut-based ABA was founded in 2007 (FOODNEWS 29 June 2007) .Its goals include promoting improvements in production quality and packaging, facilitating effective communications between members, creating global alliances, and maintaining a network platform for technological innovation. The association also offers specialised studies and consultancies to the industry.