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 and tomorrow, starting with food manufacturers.

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

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2021-03Infographic: Specialty Food Ingredients: Sustainable Solutions for the Food System

EU Specialty Food Ingredients has published a new infographic to illustrate how specialty food ingredients can provide sustainable solutions for the food system. Our industry is on a sustainability journey to provide tools and solutions for current challenges, and those yet to come, thus contributing...

2021-02RISK ASSESSMENT OF SPECIALTY FOOD INGREDIENTS UNDER THE “TRANSPARENCY REGULATION”

Ahead of the application of the new transparency rules to EFSA safety assessment as from 27th March 2021, EU Specialty Food Ingredients has published to the attention of its Members a booklet that gives an overview of the process applied to the risk assessment of...

2021-02Specialty Food Ingredients: The indispensable link in the sustainable food chain

In this new video Geert Maesmans, President of EU Specialty Food Ingredients, explains how specialty food ingredients contribute to reaching the ambitious goals set by EU policy makers in the framework of the European Green Deal and the Farm to Fork strategy. Today the world...

2020-11AN ODE TO E NUMBERS

Rosanne Hertzberger

The AGM of EU Specialty Food Ingredients starts with an exciting presentation made by Rosanne Hertzberger, a microbiologist, columnist at NRC Handelsblad and writer of the book “An ode to E-numbers” (Ode aan de E-nummers). Her book is an ode to chemistry and technology within...

Latest Updates from EU Specialty Food Ingredients

  • 07-05MAXIMUM LEVELS FOR VITAMINS & MINERALS IN FOOD

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    DG SANTE provides an update on its plan/calendar for the establishment of maximum levels for vitamins and minerals in foods as well as on FOP nutrition labelling and nutrient profiles at the Advisory Meeting attended by EU Specialty Food Ingredients.

  • 23-04ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

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    EU Specialty Food Ingredients’ members discuss with IFOAM-Organics Europe the new organic Regulation and its impact on specialty food ingredients.

  • 23-04TRANSPARENCY REGULATION

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    About a month after the application of the Transparency Regulation, DG SANTE and EFSA reply to questions from EU Specialty Food Ingredients’ members at their internal Food Improvement Agents Committee meeting.

  • 20-04NOVEL FOOD INGREDIENTS

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    At their internal Nutrition Committee meeting, EU Specialty Food Ingredients’ members have an exchange of views with DG SANTE about the latest developments in relation to the Novel Food Regulation.

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