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.

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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...

2020-01European Food Forum exchange of views with USA Secretary of Agriculture

European Food Forum exchange of views with USA Secretary of Agriculture

On 27 January took place in the European Parliament in Brussels an interesting exchange of views on Sustainable Supply Chains, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Waste, between Mr Sonny Purdue, USA Secretary of Agriculture and the newly established European Food Forum (EFF), of which EU Specialty Food...

2019-12EU Specialty Food Ingredients at the 41st Session of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU)

EU Specialty Food Ingredients at the 41st Session of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU)

EU Specialty Food Ingredients' delegation attended the 41st Session of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) which was held from 24 till 29 November in Düsseldorf, Germany.

During the year EU Specialty Food Ingredients contributed to the development of Codex...

2019-12ANIMAL STUDIES REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING PRODUCTS SUITABLE FOR VEGAN DIET

ANIMAL STUDIES REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING PRODUCTS SUITABLE FOR VEGAN DIET

Upon request from their customers of the food and drink industry, suppliers of specialty food ingredients may issue statements implying that their company has not conducted animal studies for the pre-market approval of the said ingredients.

In the case of generic ingredients, i.e. not related to specific...

Latest Updates from EU Specialty Food Ingredients

  • 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.

  • 13-12SMARTER RULES FOR SAFER FOOD AND PLANT HEALTH

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    DG SANTE organises, with the support of the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU, a conference attended by EU Specialty Food Ingredients. The main objective is to present and discuss amongst others the new rules on official controls along the agri-food chain as well as to celebrate and reflect upon the 40 years of existence of the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF).

  • 11-12LABELLING OF FOOD & DRINK PRODUCTS EXPORTED TO CHINA

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    A meeting organised by DG Trade with the Chinese State Administration on Market Regulation SAMR gives the opportunity to EU industry associations, among which EU Specialty Food Ingredients, to speak about issues related to the labelling of food and drink products exported to China.

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