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)

2018-07FOR AN AMBITIOUS EU INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY – A GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE

The coalition Industry4Europe has issued a new joint paper on “A Governance Structure for an ambitious EU Industrial Strategy”, which has been co-signed by 122 organisations. It provides concrete recommendations to ensure that Industry is dealt with as a top political priority by all EU Institutions during...

2018-06PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE USE AND CONSERVATION OF BIODIVERSITY THROUGH OPEN EXCHANGE OF DIGITAL SEQUENCE INFORMATION

Together with 65 public and private sector organisations, academic and scientific institutions, data repositories and collections representing a broad range of stakeholders, EU Specialty Food Ingredients has co-signed a statement that offers six recommendations to the Subsidiary Body on Scientific,...

2018-05NAGOYA PROTOCOL - EU SPECIALTY FOOD INGREDIENTS TO SPEAK AT VITAFOODS 2018

On 16 May 2018, on behalf of EU Specialty Food Ingredients, Mr Markus Wyss will deliver a presentation about “the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit sharing and its potential impact on product development activities” along the following lines:

  • The protocol is a supplementary agreement to the...

2018-0410th Anniversary of the Food Improvement Agents Package (FIAP) – EU Specialty Food Ingredients held a Panel Debate

In December 2008, the European Union adopted its Food Improvement Agents Package (also known as ‘FIAP’). The purpose of this new set of legal instruments was to harmonise, streamline the use of food additives, enzymes and flavourings, and establish a common authorisation procedure for these products.

At...

Latest Updates from EU Specialty Food Ingredients

  • 10-10Towards the final report of the High Level Forum

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    The draft final report is discussed by the Sherpa group before its proposed adoption by the High Level Forum in November.

  • 24-0924-09 – DG Trade meeting with EU China Chamber of Commerce

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    EU Specialty Food Ingredients is invited to the annual meeting of the EU China Chamber of Commerce with DG Trade, where an update on different topics  is delivered.

  • 21-09Internal Market for food

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    A sub-group of the High Level Forum for a Better Functioning Food Supply Chain, of which EU Specialty Food Ingredients is a contributor, meets to discuss barriers to the Single Market.

  • 18-09EFSA Conference Science, Food, Safety

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    A delegate from EU Specialty Food Ingredients attends the EFSA Annual Conference, which  “is constructed around the motto “contextualising risk assessment”. This means reflecting on the future of risk assessment in food safety while acknowledging the social and political context within which it operates. 
    Researchers, risk assessors, social scientists, risk managers and stakeholders from all over the world gather to discuss issues around the complex interplay between science, food and society”. 

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