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)

2019-04TRAINING/VISIT OF THE EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS IN BRUSSELS

An exciting one-day training session about the European institutions is organised by EU Specialty Food Ingredients’ team for a broad Members’ delegation. The interactions between the institutions, the challenges of the upcoming elections in the European Parliament and of the renewal of the European...

2019-03EU SPECIALTY FOOD INGREDIENTS SPOKE AT CNHFA WORKSHOP ON INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS OF FOOD INGREDIENTS AND ADDITIVES

Caroline Rey, EU Affairs Manager at EU Specialty Food Ingredients, was invited to speak at a workshop on International Regulations of Food Ingredients and Additives, which was organised by the China Nutrition and Health Food Association (CNHFA) on 24th March 2019, in parallel to the 51st Codex Committee on...

2019-03EU SPECIALTY FOOD INGREDIENTS AT 51st CODEX COMMITTEE ON FOOD ADDITIVES IN JINAN (CHINA)

An EU Specialty Food Ingredients' delegation attended the 51st Session of the Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA) which took place between 25th and 29th March in Jinan, China.

One of the main objectives of this Codex Committee is to finalise the General Standard for Food Additives (GSFA), which “...

2019-03LET’S PUT INDUSTRY AT THE CORE OF THE EU’S FUTURE! A JOINT CALL TO THE HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT

Industry4Europe has published a new Manifesto, co-signed by 136 European organisations & 395 national organisations representing all sectors of industry in the EU, who call on Heads of State and Government to:

  • Urge the next European Commission to shortlist industry as a top priority of its 5-year Work...

Latest Updates from EU Specialty Food Ingredients

  • 16-05CALLS FOR DATA ON FOOD ADDITIVES – MEETING OF EFSA DISCUSSION GROUP

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    As a member of EFSA Discussion Group on Food Chemical Occurrence Data, EU Specialty Food Ingredients’ s delegate attends a meeting to discuss the provision of analytical data on food additives and to hear about the next steps of data publication by EFSA, beyond Open Food Tox.

  • 07-05DG SANTE ADVISORY GROUP

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    The Advisory Group on the Food Chain and Animal and Plant Health, of which EU Specialty Food Ingredients is a member, meets to discuss among others the next steps of the revision of the General Food Law.

  • 10-04GUT MICROBIOME

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    Dr Jan-Willem van der Kamp (TNO and Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, The Netherlands) deliver an insightful presentation ”The gut microbiome – perspectives for impact on dietary recommendations, regulations and for future research” at the meeting of the Nutrition Committee of EU Specialty Food Ingredients.

  • 09-04BREXIT

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    DG SANTE explains to stakeholders, among which EU Specialty Food Ingredients, the way trade of SPS products will take place between UK and EU27 after Brexit (requirements and control).

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