Membership Information

Learn more about becoming a UFA Member.

Becoming a member of the Upcycled Food Association puts your business at the center of the
booming upcycled food movement. UFA Membership connects you to the growing network of upcycled food businesses and leaders and gives you access to industry knowledge, research, & resources. Membership provides you with the tools, resources, and network you need to take your upcycled food business to the next level. 

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Review the UFA Code of Conduct (PDF)

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Member

As a UFA Member, you will be connected to opportunities to grow exposure, distribution, and sales of your upcycled food business. UFA offers a variety of exclusive resources, educational tools, and networking opportunities that you need to be a leader in the upcycled food movement. Full membership is perfect for all companies looking to make upcycling a focus of their business - including, but not limited to, packaged goods companies, distributors, ingredient suppliers, product developers, co-packers, and more.

Member Benefits:

  • Receive a discount on upcycled product and ingredient certification fees including 100% off New Participant Fee, 30-40% off Product Enrollment Fees and 65% off License Agreement Fees
  • Access tools and assets to better promote your involvement with UFA and the upcycled food movement, including the Marketing Toolkit & product placement opportunities at trade shows.
  • Access exclusive upcycled food research and industry news.
  • Attend virtual & in-person membership-only events and networking opportunities.
  • Access additional educational tools to support running and growing your business.
  • Connect with fundraising opportunities and investors, such as the Food Waste Funders Circle.
  • Grow exposure, media coverage and press opportunities for your company.
  • Increase your revenue with our sales support resources and relationships with key retailers and distributors.
  • Have the ability to serve on the Board of Directors and to vote in UFA matters.

Membership Dues are an annual fee based off of Annual Gross Sales ($USD).

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Associate

Associate Membership is a great way to have a front row seat to the upcycled food movement. As an Associate Member, you will have access to a growing network of upcycled food leaders and the latest upcycled news, research, and information.

Associate Member Benefits:

  • Access exclusive upcycled food research and industry news.
  • Attend membership-only events and networking opportunities.
  • Access additional educational tools to support running and growing your business.
  • Access tools and assets to better promote your involvement with UFA and the upcycled food movement, including the Marketing Toolkit.

*Associate Members are not eligible for discount on upcycled certification

Membership Dues are an annual fee based off of Annual Gross Sales ($USD).

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Individual

Individual membership is perfect for researchers, independent consultants, members of the media, and curious consumers looking for more information about upcycled food. This membership type is not intended for individuals working within the upcycled food industry (or in businesses with a financial stake in the upcycled food industry).

Individual Membership Dues are $350. 

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