SNE’s mission is to increase understanding and awareness of the role that foods for specific groups play in the lives of these very particular consumer groups. We aim to facilitate the development of an environment in which our members can continue to provide access to foods for specific groups in a safe and sustainable way at the local, European and even international level. As such, SNE is an observer in front of the Codex Alimentarius – International Food Standards.
SNE is a center of information for our members. We collect science-based input from over 200 experts represented in our membership in order to build common positions that serve as the basis for advice we provide to regulators and policy makers at EU level.
How we work:
SNE obtains, analyses and provides members with information and advice on legislative developments or EU initiatives relevant for the specialised nutrition industry.
SNE works closely with other stakeholders including industry associations and patient groups on dossiers of common interest, and strives to guarantee a consistent and appropriate legal framework for the specialised nutrition industry.
SNE aims to increase understanding and awareness of the role that foods for specific groups play in the lives of these very particular consumer groups. We work closely with academics and scientists to this effect, and communicate our positions to European policy makers who rely on our technical and regulatory expertise.
SNE advises members, policy makers, and key opinion leaders with extensive experience in the development of technical and ethical standards for specialised nutrition products.
SNE is also the guardian of high quality and safety standards in the production and marketing of specialised nutrition products.
About 5% of turnover is invested in research:
the food industry average is 0,53%
The annual turnover of the specialised nutrition industry across the European Union (including exports) is around €24bn
The specialised nutrition industry is a world leader:
each year, exports total around €8bn