Food Supplements Working Group (AK NEM) within Food Federation Germany

Under the umbrella of Food Federation Germany, the Food Supplements Working Group (AK NEM) is a platform for advocacy and technical exchange on legal and scientific questions concerning food supplements.

Its central tasks are representing members' interests at national and European level, exchange with European and international trade associations, and informing members about current developments. Its members include manufacturers of food supplements as well as manufacturers of raw materials and service providers (laboratories, lawyers, law firms and consultants).

The work of AK NEM is characterised by the active participation of its members and the sharing of experience and knowledge. The group meets four times a year. Special questions are pre-prepared and discussed in working groups and project groups. The results are presented to all group members, discussed for a final time, and jointly adopted.


The Food Supplements Working Group (AK NEM) within Food Federation Germany currently has about 50 members. Members of the group must also be members of Food Federation Germany. There is an additional charge for becoming a member of the Food Supplements Working Group.


The chair of AK NEM is Ebba Loeck (Queisser Pharma GmbH & Co. KG). Antje Preußker supervises the working group for Food Federation Germany. Peter Loosen is responsible as part of the management board.

The Food Supplements Working Group (AK NEM) within Food Federation Germany is a member of the European umbrella organisation Food Supplements Europe, and of the International Association of Dietary/Food Supplements Associations (IADSA).

Statements, comments and news:

  • 2018-04-11
    International Conference on Food Supplements – European solutions decisive
    175 top representatives from politics, public authorities, society, science and industry from all over Europe discussed current challenges at the European "Food Supplements Conference 2018" in Berlin. More ...
  • 2018-03-22
    AK NEM comments on BfR recommendations for maximum levels for vitamins and minerals in food supplements
    The Food Supplements Working Group at the BLL (AK NEM) comments on BfR's current proposals and recommendations for maximum levels for vitamins and minerals in food supplements. More ...
  • 08-09/12/2011
    The regulation of Food Supplements in Europe - How much harmonisation is needed?
    The conference, jointly organised by the German association, BLL, as host, the European associations ERNA, EBF, EHPM and the global food supplement association IADSA, was attended by representatives from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the European Commission and the European Parliament, as well as various national regulatory authorities, scientists and industry representatives. Experts intensively discussed the issues of key relevance for the sector, namely the setting of maximum levels for vitamins and minerals, the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation and the use of other substances, specifically botanicals, and health claims thereon. More ...
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