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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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...

2017-11EU Specialty Food Ingredients elects a strengthened Board

At its AGM on 15 November 2017, EU Specialty Food Ingredients elects a new Board for a one-year term. The number of seats is increased from 10 to 12, which will energise the federation further.

2017-11EU Specialty Food Ingredients welcomes two new members

At its AGM on 15 November 2017, the General Assembly of members confirms the membership of the additive group of the German Chemical industry Association VCI (Fachvereiningung Lebensmittelzusatzstoffe im Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.) and of Corbion as of 1st  January 2018. Members are very pleased...

2017-10For an ambitious EU industrial strategy, Going further

EU Specialty Food Ingredients is pleased to have co-signed, together with other 118 associations, the paper “For an ambitious EU industrial strategy, Going further”, which builds upon the EC Communication on “Investing in a smart, innovative and sustainable Industry: a renewed Industrial Strategy for...

Latest Updates from EU Specialty Food Ingredients

  • 18-12Nagoya protocol - 3rd ABS Consultation Forum


    EU Specialty Food Ingredients participate in the third Consultation Forum on Access & Benefit Sharing, with focus on the outcome  of discussions on  "unresolved"  issues in the draft sectorial guidance documents.

  • 07-12Approval of food additives and food enzymes in Japan


    Members of EU Specialty Food Ingredients are invited by DG Trade to an Information Meeting on Japan's approval process for food additives (Incl. food enzymes). 

  • 06-12High Level Forum for a Better Functioning Food Supply Chain


    A delegate of EU Specialty Food Ingredients contributes to the High Level Forum where notably the composition differences between branded food products sold on the single market is discussed, as well as better understanding of the barriers affecting internal market. The work programme of the Forum for 2018 was adopted.

  • 04-12Industry4Europe: joint meeting with the current Estonian and upcoming Bulgarian and Austrian Presidencies of the Council


    The industry coalition Industry4Europe organises today a meeting between the signatories of the paper "For an ambitious EU industrial strategy: going further" and the Chairs of the Council Industry Working Parties of the trio Presidencies of the Council, just after the adoption on 30 November 2017 by the Council of its conclusions on a renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy. The coalition particularly welcomes the reiteration of the Council's call on the Commission to "further develop a comprehensive EU industrial strategy with a focus on 2030 and beyond, including medium to long-term strategic objectives and indicators for industry  and to be accompanied by an action plan with concrete measures".

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