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Changing life quality through nutrition

SNE is a European association representing
the views of its members, who are the dietetic
food industry associations of the EU Member States.


Specialised nutrition industry celebrates 50 years of cooperation at Codex

Brussels, 26th November 2018– Today marks the opening of the 40th session of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU), which is being held until November 30th in Berlin by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture.

SNE and ISDI, the organisations representing the specialised nutrition industry at European and international levels respectively, have been actively participating to the work of the CCNFSDU for half a century, contributing to the delivery of sound policy guidelines for foods for special dietary uses.

“SNE is proud to have contributed to the work of the CCNFSDU for the past 50 years, providing expert views on specialised nutrition standards and ensuring science-based discussions. We have always been committed to working closely with all relevant stakeholders to guarantee a consistent and appropriate legal framework for the specialised nutrition industry. This is critical to ensure that people with specific nutritional needs can access the products they need in a safe and sustainable way at the local, European and international level”, said Udo Herz, President of SNE.

The 40th session of the CCNFSDU features a packed agenda, with discussions intended to cover topics as diverse as follow-up formula, ready-to-use therapeutic foods, nutrient profiles, probiotic guidelines, claim on the absence of trans fatty acids and requirements for protein supplements intended for bodybuilding.

SNE is looking forward to the discussions and remains committed to the development of science-based standards at Codex level.

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Notes to editors:

  • Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE) is the voice of the specialised nutrition industry across Europe. SNE members are the national associations of 19 European countries including a majority of EU states and their members are the companies producing tailor made dietary solutions for populations with very specific nutritional needs. These include: infants and young children, patients under medical supervision, sportspeople, overweight and obese consumers, and those suffering from coeliac disease.
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The annual turnover of the specialised nutrition industry across the European Union (including exports) is around €24bn


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