Our membership includes big international sport nutrition brands; smaller specialist companies; ingredients’ suppliers; sport nutrition publications; and national associations.

ESSNA was founded in 2003 with the intention of creating a forum for discussion and vehicle for actions on the concerns of the specialist sports nutrition sector in order to secure appropriate and proportionate European legislation on sports nutrition products.

Today, ESSNA is in close dialogue with a wide variety of stakeholders to do this. We work with officials from the European Commission and the European Food Safety Agency, Member States’ Governments, Parliamentarians from the European Parliament and Member State legislatures and other trade bodies and sporting organizations, so that we are best able to represent the views of the specialist sector in a wide range of discussions.

ESSNA also takes the argument for sports nutrition and the reputable brands involved in the industry to TV and radio, the mainstream press and the specialist media, as well as to anti-doping organisations. We work to disassociate responsible brands from those tarnishing the reputation of the sector and so improve perceptions of the industry.  All ESSNA Members sign up to the ESSNA Constitution that insists that they abide by all relevant rules and regulations.

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ESSNA welcomes milestone sports nutrition report

17 June, 2016

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) has welcomed the publication of the European Commission’s long-awaited report concluding that sports foods can be covered by General Food Law provisions, which // Read more »

Caffeine claims – are we there yet?

25 May, 2016

ESSNA’s Chair Dr Adam Carey discusses the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation (NHCR) legislation and latest developments in the authorisation of the much awaited caffeine claims. Adam’s piece was published // Read more »

GELITA, TasteTech and Lonza join European sports nutrition trade association as it announces partnership with Bridge2Food

20 March, 2016

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) has announced yet another expansion in its membership as GELITA, TasteTech and Lonza join Europe’s voice for the sports nutrition industry. Top supplier // Read more »

ESSNA welcomes Membership applications from any company orbody involved in the sports nutrition sector.

Before applying for ESSNA Membership, you may wish to read more about us, what we do and how we can help you by downloading our background pack from here (pdf). This pack also has details of the cost of ESSNA Membership.

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