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)

2020-06WORLD FOOD SAFETY DAY – HOW SPECIALTY FOOD INGREDIENTS ACTIVELY CONTRIBUTE TO THE SAFETY OF FOOD

WORLD FOOD SAFETY DAY – HOW SPECIALTY FOOD INGREDIENTS ACTIVELY CONTRIBUTE TO THE SAFETY OF FOOD

This year again, on 7 June, it will be celebrated World Food Safety Day (WFSD), organised by FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks and to strengthen commitment to scale up food safety.

Specialty food ingredients are a key part of...

2020-06SPECIALTY FOOD INGREDIENTS: THE INDISPENSABLE LINK IN THE SUSTAINABLE FOOD CHAIN

SPECIALTY FOOD INGREDIENTS: THE INDISPENSABLE LINK IN THE SUSTAINABLE FOOD CHAIN

EU Specialty Food Ingredients notes with satisfaction the contribution that our sector can make to deliver on a number of actions listed in the recently published Farm to Fork strategy Action Plan by the European Commission.

With the launch of the Green Deal, the EU ambitions to become the first...

2020-04Programme of Webinars - regulatory environment for specialty food ingredients

Programme of Webinars - regulatory environment for specialty food ingredients

A programme of four exciting webinars is proposed to EU Specialty Food Ingredients’ Members in the course of April and May 2020.

Presentations by the EU Specialty Food Ingredients’ team will unveil the complex regulatory environment for specialty food ingredients in a simple and concise manner. Webinars...

2020-04European Specialty Food Ingredients manufacturers are reinforcing their operation processes to secure stable food production in light of Covid-19 outbreak

European Specialty Food Ingredients manufacturers are reinforcing their operation processes to secure stable food production in light of Covid-19 outbreak

The unexpected outbreak of Covid-19 has changed many aspects of our life that we all took for granted. In this unprecedented time, it is more essential than ever to secure stability of food supply for all European citizens. This is why European specialty food ingredients manufacturers are reinforcing their...

Latest Updates from EU Specialty Food Ingredients

  • 05-06TRANSPARENCY REGULATION

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    The discussion in DG SANTE Advisory Group focuses on the implementation of the Transparency Regulation that enters into force on 27 March 2021. Given that the safety of most specialty food ingredients is assessed by EFSA, EU Specialty Food ingredients closely monitors the upcoming Practical Arrangements and Implementing Acts in relation to this new legislation.

  • 28-05NOTIFICATION OF STUDIES TO EFSA

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    EU Specialty Food Ingredients contributes to the meeting of the EFSA Technical Group on Database of Notification of Studies in anticipation of the application of the new Transparency Regulation.

  • 26-05SANITARY & PHYTOSANITARY ISSUES

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    EU Specialty Food Ingredients attends the virtual meeting of DG Trade Market Access WG, with focus on the impact of Covid-19 on global trade in agri-food products.

  • 08-05FARM TO FORK STRATEGY, BREXIT & MORE

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    EU Specialty Food Ingredients participate to the virtual meeting of DG SANTE  Advisory Group on the Food Chain and Animal and Plant Health where the Farm to Fork strategy is discussed. Updates are given by DG SANTE on a number of other topics too, from Brexit to the Transparency Regulation and of course the Covid-19 crisis.

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