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 and tomorrow, starting with food manufacturers.

And thus: increasing trust in specialty food ingredients towards the relevant stakeholders.

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2021-10World Food Day 2021

Tomorrow, 16th October, is World Food Day 2021, the awareness day organised each year by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in order to promote actions to ensure sustainable and healthy diets for all, especially for those who suffer from hunger....

2021-09EU Regulatory requirements for organic ingredients

Anticipating the application of the new rules on organic production in the EU from 1st January 2022, EU Specialty Food Ingredients prepared for its Members a booklet that gives an overview of the legal requirements of interest for food ingredients. The booklet lists the general...

2021-09Great achievements for EU Specialty Food Ingredients at Codex meeting

13th September 2021: The 52nd session of the Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA), was held virtually between 1st and 10th September 2021. EU Specialty Food Ingredients was represented by four members and the secretariat. Our delegation can be proud of its achievements for the membership...

2021-09Infographic: Specialty Food Ingredients: Food Additives in the Safety Spotlight

EU Specialty Food Ingredients is proud to present its new infographic: 'Specialty Food Ingredients: Food Additives in the Safety Spotlight'. 2 in 5 Europeans take a personal interest in food safety, with 50% considering it an important factor when buying food. Delivering nutritional, technological and...

Latest Updates from EU Specialty Food Ingredients



    A delegate from EU Specialty Food Ingredients attends the second edition of the Farm to Fork Conference; several thematic sessions are of direct interest to the sector such as Research and innovation or Game changers for a sustainable food system.



    As an appointed Member of the Discussion Group, a representative from EU Specialty Food Ingredients  participates to the 7th meeting where an update on the food additive re-evaluation programme and on food enzymes dietary exposure is delivered.



    With the aim to nurture internal discussions with Members, a delegate from EU Specialty Food Ingredients attends the EFLA Congress, which provides participants with a general overview of the European Green Deal, including the Farm to Fork strategy and its possible impact on food law.



    EFSA opens to Observers the 24th plenary meeting of the Food Additives & Flavourings Panel, which gives the opportunity to EU Specialty  Food Ingredients’ members to hear about the on-going re-evaluation of the safety of sweeteners for use as food additives.

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