The way to high-level safety and quality standards for flour

Food safety and quality have reached a very high standard in Europe. Ensuring this level remains high, is a constant challenge for the flour millers.

The experts of the Technical & Regulatory Affairs Committee provide broad and in-depth expertise in regulatory, technical and environmental issues with the objectives of containing compliance costs and promoting sustainability. They monitor the EU legislation and act as a forum checking the way(s) it is implemented at national level.


Committee experts disseminate guidance to the industry on health and safety matters, often in co-operation with member national associations;


Research commissioned by European flour millers has presented consistent and logical results for a range of dusts to be found in a flour mill. The research confirms that flour is low on the level of explosible dusts. Also, the minimum ignition energy levels recorded in the research gave no cause for concern.


Flour milling companies provide European Commission services & EFSA with reports on raw material contaminants' monitoring on a regular basis, to see if any lessons can be passed on to the rest of the industry.

Raising awareness

The association runs initiatives aimed at raising and maintaining awareness of health and safety throughout the workforce, across the EU countries in collaboration with the national associations.

The European Flour Millers' members take great care to ensure that the flour they produce meets all legislative and food safety requirements.

Member of DG SANTE Advisory Group on sustainable food systems

The European Flour Millers' association is member of the EC Advisory Group on sustainable food systems. The group has been established to consult stakeholders in an open and transparent way at the European level during the preparation, revision and evaluation of EU food legislation.