19-02-2020EFSA TECHNICAL GROUP ON DATABASE OF NOTIFICATION OF STUDIES
EU Specialty Food Ingredients is selected as an Industry representative of the new EFSA Technical Group on Database of Notification of Studies and participates to the kick-off meeting in Parma. The Group is established to test the usability of requirements, data model and workflows that result from the obligation for EFSA, under Regulation (EU) 2019/1381, to establish and manage a database of studies commissioned or carried out by business operators to support an application or notification.
18-02-2020DEVELOPMENT OF A SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEM IN THE EU
Identified by the European Commission as one of the Stakeholders with an interest in the future Farm to Fork strategy, EU Specialty Food Ingredients participates to a meeting where the group of Chief Scientific Advisors set up in the context of the Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) present their draft findings on the topic “Toward and EU Sustainable Food System – Insights from social sciences”. The aim of the meeting is also to have an exchange of views on the objectives of the upcoming Farm to Fork strategy, the challenges, the intervention areas and the possible regulatory and non-regulatory initiatives that need to be considered in the context of the strategy.
13-12-2019SMARTER RULES FOR SAFER FOOD AND PLANT HEALTH
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).
11-12-2019LABELLING OF FOOD & DRINK PRODUCTS EXPORTED TO CHINA
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.
10-12-2019LAUNCH OF THE EUROPEAN FOOD FORUM
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”.
03-12-2019EFSA WORKSHOP ON THE RE-EVALUATION OF FOOD ADDITIVES
A delegate from EU Specialty Food Ingredients attends an EFSA workshop in Paris, with focus on scientific methodologies for the safety assessment of sweeteners.