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)

2018-0410th Anniversary of the Food Improvement Agents Package (FIAP) – EU Specialty Food Ingredients held a Panel Debate

In December 2008, the European Union adopted its Food Improvement Agents Package (also known as ‘FIAP’). The purpose of this new set of legal instruments was to harmonise, streamline the use of food additives, enzymes and flavourings, and establish a common authorisation procedure for these products.

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2018-03WHAT ARE FOOD ADDITIVES? EUFIC’S VIDEO

EUFIC, the European Food Information Council, has put on line a video that explains what food additives are and their technological role in foods and beverages. EU Specialty Food Ingredients welcome this educational tool that supplements the various information packages about food additives, which are...

2018-02EU Specialty Food Ingredients congratulates its member ISA on its digital distinction

The International Sweeteners Association (ISA), one of the members of EU Specialty Food Ingredients, has done particularly well by gathering the most YouTube views in 2017 out of 598 European associations, according to  a survey carried out by Cambre Associates. Congratulations to the ISA!

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2018-01Deletion of an additive from the European Union list as part of the safety re-evaluation process

The Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/98 deleting calcium sorbate (E 203) from the Union list of food additives was published in the Official Journal of the EU on 23rd January 2018. This publication follows the re-evaluation of sorbic acid (E 200), potassium sorbate (E 202) and calcium sorbate (E 203) by the...

Latest Updates from EU Specialty Food Ingredients

  • 23-04NUTRITION LABELLING

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    EU Specialty Food Ingredients attend the first joint meeting of Stakeholders and Member State Competent authority experts on Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers on front-of-pack nutrition labelling.

  • 17-04NOVEL FOOD INGREDIENTS

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    At a meeting from the Nutrition Committee of EU Specialty Food Ingredients, members hear from DG SANTE about the  new e-submission system for online submissions of novel foods applications and traditional foods notifications from third countries.

  • 16-04MULTIPLE COMPOSITION OF FOODSTUFFS

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    A delegate from EU Specialty Food Ingredients participates in the 2nd meeting of JRC’s network of experts related to assessing the quality of foods, which works on the development of a harmonised testing protocol and future testing campaigns in Member States.

  • 26-03CCFA 50 – Xiamen, China

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    EU Specialty Food Ingredients’ delegation attends the 50th edition of the Codex Committee on Food Additives and prepares the plenary session at several WG meetings held the days before.

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