List of the consultation requests on Novel Food status in 2019

Jan 13, 2020
Sébastien Bouley

According to the article 4(2) of Regulation (EU) 2015/2283, food business operators shall consult the Member State where they first intend to place the novel food, when they are unsure whether or not a food which they intend to place on the market within the Union falls within the scope of this Regulation. This procedure gives operators the possibility of asking a Member State about the Novel Food status of an ingredient to find out whether it is necessary to put together an authorization request file.

The Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/456 lays down the information requirements that need to be included in the consultation request. Once the recipient EU country reaches its conclusion on the novel food status of a food, the Commission publishes that information on the Commission’s website where the list of products using the consultation process is publicly available with the statement and the reasons for the statement.

Orchidali can help you to prepare and write regulatory files for authorization requests for Novel Food.