The EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices entered into force on 5th July 2021. It is one of the first deliverables of the Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy and
environmentally-friendly food system and an integral part of its plan composed of 27 actions.
Appointed member of one of the four Task Forces which have worked on the development of the voluntary Code, EU Specialty Food Ingredients was among the first signatories. Its pledge was submitted to the European Commission before 5th July 2021.
Food ingredient manufacturers are those within the food industry ‘at the cutting edge of research and innovation’, with 3-8 % of EU specialty food ingredients manufacturers’ turnover dedicated to research and development (R&D). We are also committed to ensure that the dialogue around innovation is based on credible, transparent and balanced science and research.
This is why we endorsed the FoodDrinkEurope set of ‘Principles for Research Conduct’ aimed at establishing common ground for objective conclusions in research and science. With the adoption of those principles, we reiterate our commitment to sound, credible and reliable science and our willingness to further develop it in cooperation with the largest possible number of scientist to find innovative solutions to current societal challenges.
As referenced in several member states’ guidances, a healthy and balanced diet is important for human health. EU Specialty Food Ingredients believes that food, food supplements and food ingredients should be marketed in a responsible way in accordance with EU legislation, which will ensure that the final consumer is provided with truthful, clear information based on up-to-date scientific evidence in order to make informed choices for his/her varied and balanced diet.
The European specialty food ingredients industry has always worked to make possible the great – nutritious, safe, sustainable, affordable, convenient and delicious – foods and beverages consumers enjoy every day. We recognise the importance to adhere to the highest standards not only in our production, but also when communicating about our products.
As manufacturers and members of EU Specialty Food Ingredients, we have decided to proactively collaborate to rebuild trust in specialty food ingredients, an essential step towards balanced food information, and we have developed this document providing guidance on responsible B2B marketing and communications practices about specialty food ingredients.
Food, whatever its origin, whatever it is processed or not, is the result of a combination of chemical substances. Within the food matrix, these chemicals may interact […]
Please download below the EU Specialty Food Ingrdients statement on the EU safety assessment of chemical mixtures.
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.
Please download below the full EU Specialty Food Ingrdients statement.
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