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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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...

2019-11LONG -TERM STRATEGY FOR EUROPE’S INDUSTRIAL FUTURE

LONG -TERM STRATEGY FOR EUROPE’S INDUSTRIAL FUTURE

Industry4Europe, a broad coalition of 146 sectors, including EU Specialty Food Ingredients, believes that the European Union now needs an ambitious industrial strategy to help compete with other global regions – such as China, India and the USA – that have already put industry at the very top of their...

2019-11ELECTIONS OF A NEW BOARD OF EU SPECIALTY FOOD INGREDIENTS

ELECTIONS OF A NEW BOARD OF EU SPECIALTY FOOD INGREDIENTS

 

At its AGM on 13th November 2019, EU Specialty Food Ingredients elected a new Board for a one-year term.

Mr Gerard Lynch (R&D leader, systems & Texturants, Emulsifiers & Sweeteners Technology and Innovation at DuPont Nutrition & Health), is appointed President. Mrs. Marie-Laure Empinet (Member of EPA –...

Latest Updates from EU Specialty Food Ingredients

  • 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.

  • 10-12LAUNCH OF THE EUROPEAN FOOD FORUM

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    A delegate from EU Specialty Food Ingredients participates to the launch reception of the European Food Forum, ‘an independent, politically-led, non-partisan forum, created by Members of the European Parliament to drive the policy debate on sustainable food system transformation among legislators, policy makers, food supply chain actors, civil society organisations and public institutions”.

  • 03-12EFSA WORKSHOP ON THE RE-EVALUATION OF FOOD ADDITIVES

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    A delegate from EU Specialty Food Ingredients attends an EFSA workshop in Paris, with focus on scientific methodologies for the safety assessment of sweeteners.

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