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)

2020-04European 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...

2020-03EUROPEAN INDUSTRIES WELCOME THE NEW INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY FOR EUROPE

EUROPEAN INDUSTRIES WELCOME THE NEW INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY FOR EUROPE

Industry4Europe, a coalition of 154 sector Associations representing the diversity of the EU’s industrial base, including EU Specialty Food Ingredients, is pleased to receive the publication by the European Commission of its much-awaited New Industrial Strategy for Europe.

The European Commission has...

2020-03EU SPECIALTY FOOD INGREDIENTS ELECTS A NEW PRESIDENT

At its Board meeting on 3rd March 2020, EU Specialty Food Ingredients elected a new President, Mr Geert Maesmans, Director Research, Development and Innovation at Cargill Texturizing Solutions, as a successor to Mr Gerard Lynch.

On behalf of our association, I would like to sincerely thank Gerard Lynch...

2020-02EU Specialty Food Ingredients welcomes the change of the European Commission’s approach to the concept of exclusive right of reference to the proprietary data

EU Specialty Food Ingredients welcomes the change of the European Commission’s approach to the concept of exclusive right of reference to the proprietary data

EU Specialty Food Ingredients welcomes the European Commission’s re-thinking of the concept of ‘exclusive right of reference’ in the EU Health Claims and Novel Foods legislation. The Commission now considers that the protection of proprietary data can be applied to studies which have been published prior to...

Latest Updates from EU Specialty Food Ingredients

  • 13-03PREPARATION TO BREXIT

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    EU Specialty Food Ingredients participates via web streaming to an interesting meeting organised by DG SANTE to address sanitary and phytosanitary issues: implication of the withdrawal agreement, transition period and Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.

  • 05-03FARM TO FORK

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    EU Specialty Food Ingredients sent a contribution to DG SANTE consultation on the “Farm to Fork strategy” roadmap.

  • 19-02EFSA TECHNICAL GROUP ON DATABASE OF NOTIFICATION OF STUDIES

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    EU Specialty Food Ingredients is selected as an Industry representative of the new EFSA Technical Group on Database of Notification of Studies and participates to the kick-off meeting in Parma. The Group is  established to test the usability of requirements, data model and workflows that result from the obligation for EFSA,  under Regulation (EU) 2019/1381, to establish and manage a database of studies commissioned or carried out by business operators to support an application or notification.  

  • 18-02DEVELOPMENT OF A SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEM IN THE EU

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    Identified by the European Commission  as one of the Stakeholders with an interest in the future Farm to Fork strategy, EU Specialty Food Ingredients participates to a meeting where the group of Chief Scientific Advisors set up in the context of the Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) present their draft findings on the topic “Toward and EU Sustainable Food System – Insights from social sciences”. The aim of the meeting is also to have an exchange of views on the objectives of the upcoming Farm to Fork strategy, the challenges, the intervention areas and the possible regulatory and non-regulatory initiatives that need to be considered in the context of the strategy.

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