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)


EUFIC, the European Food Information Council, has put on line a video that explains what food additives are and their technological role in foods and beverages. EU Specialty Food Ingredients welcome this educational tool that supplements the various information packages about food additives, which are...

2018-02EU Specialty Food Ingredients congratulates its member ISA on its digital distinction

The International Sweeteners Association (ISA), one of the members of EU Specialty Food Ingredients, has done particularly well by gathering the most YouTube views in 2017 out of 598 European associations, according to  a survey carried out by Cambre Associates. Congratulations to the ISA!


2018-01Deletion of an additive from the European Union list as part of the safety re-evaluation process

The Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/98 deleting calcium sorbate (E 203) from the Union list of food additives was published in the Official Journal of the EU on 23rd January 2018. This publication follows the re-evaluation of sorbic acid (E 200), potassium sorbate (E 202) and calcium sorbate (E 203) by the...

2018-01Fitness check of General Food Law: EU Specialty Food Ingredients findings on industry competitiveness acknowledged by Commission

The European Commission published on 15th January 2018 its final report of the Fitness Check of the General Food Law (also known as “GFL” – Regulation (EC) 178/2002). Launched in 2014, this “Fitness Check” exercise has consisted in assessing whether the GFL is ‘fit for purpose’ for the food/feed sector and...

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