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2015-06“For Food at its Best”: EU Specialty Food Ingredients welcomes new DG SANTE video about food technology

With its recently published video entitled “Food Technology. For Food at its Best”, the European Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) sheds light on three key benefits brought by food technology and explains them clearly.

The examples mentioned in the video include the use of antioxidants. These specialty food ingredients are added to food to protect against deterioration caused by oxidation, such as fat rancidity and colour changes. There are several antioxidants depending on the type of foods which need to be protected.  Some of them act on foods rich in water; others act on foods rich in lipids.

As explained in the EU Specialty Food Ingredients statement on the contribution of specialty food ingredients to the safety and convenience of food, specialty food ingredients typically preserve, texture, emulsify, colour, help processing and add an extra health dimension to produced food. They are all key to guarantee the wide range of processed foods as offered today to the consumer. They range from micro-ingredients like vitamins, minerals and enzymes to macro-ingredients like specific proteins, fats, carbohydrates, fibres and other substances. With their technological, nutritional and health related functions they make the food tasty, pleasant to eat, safe, healthy and affordable.

As the united voice of specialty food ingredients in Europe, EU Specialty Food Ingredients aims to ensure that all stakeholders – from manufacturers and retailers to regulatory authorities and consumers – are correctly informed of the use and safety of specialty food ingredients and their advantages. This is why we warmly welcome this new video as its shows the great benefits of food technology for the consumers in a simple and understandable way.

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