Specialty food ingredients have technological and/or functional benefits and are essential in providing today’s consumer with a wide range of tasty, safe, healthy, affordable, qualitative and sustainably produced food. They are key segment in the European food industry that is used in many of consumer foods and have consequently become part of our daily life.

EU Specialty Food Ingredients is THE voice of specialty food ingredients in Europe. EU Specialty Food Ingredients represents its members by:

– Engaging with authorities for the continued development of a fair regulatory environment;

– Being a transparent and credible partner, committed to science and knowledge sharing;

– Developing understanding of the role and benefits that specialty food ingredients play today and tomorrow, starting with food manufacturers.

And thus: increasing trust in specialty food ingredients towards the relevant stakeholders.

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2020-10World Food Day 2020

EU Specialty Food Ingredients is happy to join today the celebrations for World Food Day 2020, organised by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) each year on October 16th. Food is the essence of life and the bedrock of our cultures...

2020-10Infographic: How specialty food ingredients help meet specific dietary needs

EU Specialty Food Ingredients has developed a new infographic to illustrate how specialty food ingredients can help meet specific dietary needs. Specialty food ingredients play a key role in the food value chain. They typically help preserve, texturise, emulsify and colour food, and can add...


On 1st October, Chr. Hansen, CP Kelco and Ingredion have joined the 21 leading producers of specialty food ingredients that were already direct member companies of EU Specialty Food Ingredients. Together with 18 national and sectoral member associations, member companies actively contribute to the mission...

2020-09International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

Today it’s the First International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste organised by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It is estimated that around 14% of food produced is lost between harvest and retail globally, putting an unnecessary pressure...

Latest Updates from EU Specialty Food Ingredients



    The first Farm to Fork Conference – Building sustainable food systems together is hosted by the European Commissioner for Health & Food Safety, Ms. Stella Kyriakides, and the European Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Janusz Wojciechowski. The opening address of the Conference is given by the European Commission Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans. Held on the occasion of the World Food Day, the event is the first in what will be an annual gathering of European stakeholders interested in helping to shape the EU’s path towards sustainable food systems, a commitment heartfully taken by EU Specialty Food Ingredients.

  • 14-10European Food Forum


    EU Specialty Food Ingredients attends the European Food Forum event 'Food Reformulation and Marketing to Kids'.



    EU Specialty Food Ingredients attend the SPS Market Access WG and hear about the state of work on FTA (SPS) negotiations with NZ and Australia and about the notification of new Chinese labelling rules.



    As EFSA’s Stakeholder, EU Specialty Food Ingredients participate in EFSA kick-off meeting to launch a series of digital events that aim at evolving the way EFSA engages with stakeholders and at further aligning the process to the requirements of the Transparency Regulation and ambitions of the EFSA Strategy 2027.

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