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Profile of registrant

Federation of European Specialty Food Ingredients Industries

Identification number in the register: 6160532422-38
Registration date: 24/09/08 10:23:38

The information on this organisation was last modified on 26/08/14 18:08:31
The date of the last annual update was 26/08/14 18:04:01

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Federation of European Specialty Food Ingredients Industries
Acronym: ELC
Legal status: International non-profit association (aisbl)
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mrs  Maryse Hervé
Position: Secretary General

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Maryse Hervé
Position: Secretary General

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 9 Avenue des Gaulois 
Brussels 1040
Telephone number: (+32) 27365354
Fax number: (+32) 27323427
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The objectives of the Federation are:

1. To represent the mutual interests of the European specialty food ingredient Industry, principally in scientific, technological and regulatory matters.

2. To make representations to the European Commission and other relevant authorities on all aspects of current and proposed legislation affecting specialty food ingredients.

3. To establish continuing liaison with other relevant organisations having interests in specialty food ingredients and related matters.

4. To monitor upcoming issues affecting specialty food ingredients within the EU and to distribute relevant information to Members.

5. To encourage and support Members in increasing the awareness of food manufacturers and the public of the functions and safe use of specialty food ingredients.

6. To encourage inter-association co-operation while individual member associations remain responsible for their own sectors.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 4
Complementary information: These four persons are working on a total basis equivalent to 1.75 Full Time Employee.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Caroline Brigitte Françoise REY 05/08/14 01/08/15
Maryse HERVE 16/01/14 09/01/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

- Implementation of the Food Improvement Agents Package;
- Health and Nutrition Claims;
- Novel Foods;
- Definition of nanomaterials;
- GMOs authorisations, LLP and GM-free labelling.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Food Safety
  • Internal Market
  • Trade


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

ELC's membership is composed of:
Associations: AAF, AMFEP, Biopolymer Int., CEFIC, the Danish Food and Agriculture Council, ECU, EFEMA, EFFCA, ELMA, EPA, EUTECA, FAIA, FEDERCHIMICA-Aispec, INEC, IPPA, ISA, Marinalg Int., NATCOL, SYNPA and VCI.

Companies: BASF SE, Beneo Group, Budenheim KG, Cargill, Corbion, CP Kelco, Dupont, Dow Europe GmbH, Royal DSM, Gelita AG, Herbstreith & Fox KG, JRS, Jungbunzlauer, Kemin, Kerry Ingredients and Flavours,Roquette, Stepan Lipid Nutrition BV, Syral SAS and Tate & Lyle PLC.

and an Associated member: IFAC.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 450000  € - 500000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.