International Food Information Council

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IFIC
International Food Information Council
52-1439244 [1]
Revenue (2013[1])
$5,166,092[1]
Expenses (2013[1])$4,964,113[1]

Founded in 1985, the International Food Information Council (IFIC) is a nonprofit organization supported by the food, beverage, and agricultural industries.[2][3]

According to the Center for Media and Democracy, "In reality, IFIC is a public relations arm of the food, beverage and agricultural industries, which provide the bulk of its funding."[4] The vast majority of organizational revenues are generated by membership fees; members consist of: "The members of the Association shall consist of companies with food and food related sales, companies such as packaging or equipment suppliers, service providers, design firms, inspection/testing organization, and canning/bottling companies, with an interest in nutrition and food safety issues, and non-industry organizations, such as research institutions, foundations, and Associations, with an interest in nutrition and food safety issues. [...]" 2018 Form 990. [1]

Criticism[edit]

In a report titled, The Best Public Relations Money Can Buy: A Guide to Food Industry Front Groups, the Center for Food Safety called IFIC and similar organizations "front groups" formed by large corporations in which to "hide behind friendly-sounding organizations" in order to mislead the public into trusting their companies and products. According to the report, IFIC and other front groups run media campaigns which include TV appearances, news articles, advertisements, and published research to present their desired information.[5]

References[edit]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f "Nonprofit Explorer". ProPublica. ProPublica. 9 May 2013. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  2. ^ FAQ Archived 2012-09-04 at archive.today
  3. ^ Nonprofit Report for International Food Information Council, GuideStar
  4. ^ "International Food Information Council - SourceWatch".
  5. ^ http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/files/cfs_front_groups_79234.pdf
  6. ^ "International Food Information Council - SourceWatch".