Founded in 1969 in Switzerland, IOFI has twelve national and one regional organization that represent twenty-four national flavor associations in the General Assembly. In addition, ten companies have joined as direct members. These companies meet membership requirements established by the IOFI Board in April 2012 and are active around the globe directly and through local associations.
The head office is located in Geneva, Switzerland. The operational staff is based in Brussels, Belgium. Along with a large group of committees and working groups comprised primarily of volunteer industry experts, they implement IOFI's strategic plan in science, advocacy and communications.