The European Coffee Federation, as the voice of the European coffee industry, is engaged in an open dialogue with the European authorities and relevant stakeholders. We do recognise the need for an effective EU regulatory framework guaranteeing a high level of consumer protection and a level playing field for industry across Europe.

Food safety is paramount to the coffee industry. ECF works closely with regulators, scientists and stakeholders to collect and analyse data and achieve the highest compliance possible. We do anticipate emerging risks or changes in the regulatory framework, as well as advocate for a favourable regulatory environment so that our members’ products meet the highest food safety standards, the latest legal requirements and other established international safety standards.

We work closely with our Members to gather sectorial expertise and science-based evidence to support our sector’s engagement towards EU decision-makers. We do raise awareness and share expertise in the appropriate regulatory fora by providing scientific data and knowledge. We collaborate and engage with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and EU authorities – by providing sectorial data and contributing to public consultations – in order to ensure that science-based decisions are adopted.