ELC becomes EU Specialty Food Ingredients

ELC is rebranding to become EU Specialty Food Ingredients. Together with our new logo, this new abbreviation speaks for itself and will make our sector easier recognisable as 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.

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2017-11EU Specialty Food Ingredients elects a strengthened Board

At its AGM on 15 November 2017, EU Specialty Food Ingredients elects a new Board for a one-year term. The number of seats is increased from 10 to 12, which will energise the federation further.

2017-11EU Specialty Food Ingredients welcomes two new members

At its AGM on 15 November 2017, the General Assembly of members confirms the membership of the additive group of the German Chemical industry Association VCI (Fachvereiningung Lebensmittelzusatzstoffe im Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.) and of Corbion as of 1st  January 2018. Members are very pleased...

2017-10For an ambitious EU industrial strategy, Going further

EU Specialty Food Ingredients is pleased to have co-signed, together with other 118 associations, the paper “For an ambitious EU industrial strategy, Going further”, which builds upon the EC Communication on “Investing in a smart, innovative and sustainable Industry: a renewed Industrial Strategy for...

2017-09EU Specialty Food Ingredients experts interviewed by FAO on impact of Codex for businesses

Present at the last meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Committee, Dirk Cremer, Chair of EU Specialty Food Ingredients’ working group dedicated to the Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA) and Huub Scheres, Vice-Chair of this task force, were interviewed by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) about...

Latest Updates from EU Specialty Food Ingredients

  • 07-12Approval of food additives and food enzymes in Japan


    Members of EU Specialty Food Ingredients are invited by DG Trade to an Information Meeting on Japan's approval process for food additives (Incl. food enzymes). 

  • 06-12High Level Forum for a Better Functioning Food Supply Chain


    A delegate of EU Specialty Food Ingredients contributes to the High Level Forum where notably the composition differences between branded food products sold on the single market is discussed, as well as better understanding of the barriers affecting internal market. The work programme of the Forum for 2018 was adopted.

  • 04-12Industry4Europe: joint meeting with the current Estonian and upcoming Bulgarian and Austrian Presidencies of the Council


    The industry coalition Industry4Europe organises today a meeting between the signatories of the paper "For an ambitious EU industrial strategy: going further" and the Chairs of the Council Industry Working Parties of the trio Presidencies of the Council, just after the adoption on 30 November 2017 by the Council of its conclusions on a renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy. The coalition particularly welcomes the reiteration of the Council's call on the Commission to "further develop a comprehensive EU industrial strategy with a focus on 2030 and beyond, including medium to long-term strategic objectives and indicators for industry  and to be accompanied by an action plan with concrete measures".

  • 04-12CCNFSDU session


    The 50th meeting of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses takes place in Berlin (04-08/12). A number of topics of interest for EU Specialty Food Ingredients are discussed, e.g. the draft NRV-NCD for EPA and DHA long chain omega-3 fatty acids or the draft Guideline for Ready-to-use Therapeutic Foods.

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