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Infant nutrition

For 60% of European infants - a total of three million children - infant formula feeding starts before six months of age.

Who is SNE

Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE) represents the interests of the European specialised nutrition industry in Europe.

SNE aims to increase awareness and understanding of foods for populations with very specific nutritional needs (the so-called foods for specific groups) and the way in which they meet the needs of European consumers with particular dietary requirements.

With over fifty years of experience, SNE gathers and coordinates the detailed technical and regulatory expertise of members to develop common industry positions at EU level and help to support European public policy decisions.

> Read more about SNE and its work

Facts & Figures


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