Novel Food

Public consultation on blue bioeconomy: towards a strong and sustainable EU algae sector

The European DG MARE has opened a public consultation on the algae in Europe until August 11, 2021. This initiative is designed

The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) consensus statement on fermented foods

An expert panel was convened in September 2019 by The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) to develop a definition

The Danish towards the authorization of the use of the term “probiotic” on food label?

In  January 2021, the Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Rasmus Prehn, stated his intention to work towards the acceptance of

“PROBIOTIC” in Italy: how can the word be used?

Italians are quite accustomed to the idea of consuming microorganisms to accomplish several beneficial goals. They have been doing it for years,

Focus on … Switzerland and the NF regulation on insects

EFSA has declared the safety of yellow worm larvae (Tenebrio molitor) as a Novel Food (for more information), and has authorized its

Insects soon on the plate of European consumers

EFSA declared the safety of dried yellow mealworm (Tenebrio molitor larva) as a novel food pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283. The EFSA

EFSA declares the safety of low erucic acid rapeseed powder as a novel food

Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Nutrition, Novel Foods and Food Allergens (NDA) was asked to deliver

Authorization of placing lacto-n-tetraose as a novel food on the European market

Lacto-N-tetraose is an oligosacharide naturally present in human breast milk. The new food, lacto-N-tetraose (LNT), is obtained by microbial fermentation with the

Hemp –based food and food supplements on the Irish market

The recall comes after the FSAI carried out a survey​​ in february 2020 that revealed 37% of the products tested had a

Safety of astaxanthin for its use as a novel food in food supplements

The EFSA Panel has concluded that an intake of 8 mg of astaxanthin (ATX) per day from food supplements is safe for