EU Specialty Food Ingredients

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, starting with food manufacturers.

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

See EU Specialty Food Ingredients position in the food value chain here (select HD in Youtube settings)

2019-03LET’S PUT INDUSTRY AT THE CORE OF THE EU’S FUTURE! A JOINT CALL TO THE HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT

Industry4Europe has published a new Manifesto, co-signed by 136 European organisations & 395 national organisations representing all sectors of industry in the EU, who call on Heads of State and Government to:

  • Urge the next European Commission to shortlist industry as a top priority of its 5-year Work...

2019-02INDUSTRY GUIDANCE ON NOVEL FOOD

EU Specialty Food Ingredients has developed a guidance document which provides a clear overview of legislation and available guidelines concerning the placing of novel food ingredients on the EU market, including Food Supplements Europe’s guidance on verification of the status of a new food under the Novel...

2019-01EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT HEATH INGREDIENTS AND FOOD ADDITIVES

The on-line version of two new brochures is now available on our website’s section “Ingredients and benefits”:

“Everything you always wanted to know about health ingredients” helps you to find out more about the contribution of food ingredients  to a varied, balanced and healthy diet.
“Everything you...

2018-12EU Specialty Food Ingredients at the 40th Session of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU)

EU Specialty Food Ingredients' delegation attended the 40th Session of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) which was held from 26 till 30 November in Berlin, Germany.

Latest Updates from EU Specialty Food Ingredients

  • 28-02BREXIT – EXPERT SEMINAR IN THE SPS AREA

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    DG SANTE organises a technical expert seminar (EU 27) in relation to the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, for an exchange of views between the Advisory Group, of which EU Specialty Food Ingredients is a member, and Officers from the European Commission (food safety, plant health, veterinary).

  • 11-12NAGOYA PROTOCOL – ACCESS & BENEFIT SHARING

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    Eu Specialty Food Ingredients participate in the ABS Consultation Forum organised by DG Environment.

  • 30-11EFSA WORKSHOP

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    A full day workshop takes place in Parma in order for EFSA to present the data requirements for the re-evaluation of food additives used in foods for infants below 16 weeks of age, a topic of interest for members of EU Specialty Food Ingredients.

  • 28-11HIGH LEVEL FORUM FOR A BETTER FUNCTIONING FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN

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    A Member of the Board of EU Specialty Food Ingredients attends the High Level Forum where the Forum’s report is debated. The report includes notably recommendations for finding solutions for a better Single Market for food and shared principles in addressing the multiple composition of foodstuffs.

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