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2018-05NAGOYA PROTOCOL - EU SPECIALTY FOOD INGREDIENTS TO SPEAK AT VITAFOODS 2018

On 16 May 2018, on behalf of EU Specialty Food Ingredients, Mr Markus Wyss will deliver a presentation about “the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit sharing and its potential impact on product development activities” along the following lines:

  • The protocol is a supplementary...

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...

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...

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...

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...

2018-01Fitness check of General Food Law: EU Specialty Food Ingredients findings on industry competitiveness acknowledged by Commission

The European Commission published on 15th January 2018 its final report of the Fitness Check of the General Food Law (also known as “GFL” – Regulation (EC) 178/2002). Launched in 2014, this “Fitness Check” exercise has consisted in assessing whether the GFL is ‘fit for purpose’ for the...

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