17-01-2017ISO WG meeting

A EU Specialty Food Ingredients delegation contributes to the meeting of the ISO/TC 34 WG18, which continues discussing a draft standard “Definitions and criteria for food ingredients to be considered as natural”.

15-12-2016High Level Forum for a Better Functioning Food Supply Chain

The Forum discusses and adopts its Work Programme in the context of “a vision of the Food Supply Chain of the 21st century”. Improving the predictability of the current regulatory framework and of fostering product and process innovation for sustainable growth is considered important by ELC to stimulate competitiveness and to open new opportunities in the food and drink sector.

12-12-2016ELC registered stakeholder at EFSA

As part of EFSA’s new stakeholder engagement approach, the former Stakeholder Consultative Platform, in which ELC was an appointed member, has been replaced with a new registration system. As a registered stakeholder, ELC is looking forward to continuing an active contribution to EFSA’s work with its stakeholders, notably in the framework of the Discussion Groups.

09-12-2016Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU)

Several ELC delegates attended the CCNFSDU annual session in Hamburg where e.g. Nutrient Reference Value (NRV)  for vitamins E and D (reference for labelling purpose) were discussed.

05-12-2016EFSA webinar on EFSA services to applicants

ELC welcomes EFSA’s initiative to hold a webinar “What services does EFSA offer to regulated products’ applicants?”, where the different support initiatives that are available at EFSA for applicants during the life cycle of application for regulated products are presented.

18-11-2016SPS Market Access Working Group meeting

At the meeting organised by DG Trade, an ELC delegation hears about a.o. a report from recent bilateral events (e.g. India, China, Korea) and the follow-up to the seminar on the approval of food additives in Japan held last July.

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