Alphitobius diaperinus: the European Commission authorizes an additional edible insect species

Under a new Regulation, lesser mealworm larvae enter the list of authorized novel foods

EFSA confirms the toxicity of hydroxyanthracene derivatives in food

Conformément à l’article 31 du règlement (CE) n° 178/2002, la Commission européenne a demandé à l’EFSA d’évaluer si les données de deux nouvelles publications scientifiques présentées par la Société italienne de toxicologie étaient suffisantes pour réviser leurs conclusions sur la sécurité des dérivés d’hydroxyanthracène dans les aliments.

The EU Commission has revised the definition of nanomaterial

On 10 June 2022, the EU Commission published a recommendation on the definition of nanomaterial. This recommendation clarifies the definition adopted by the European Commission in 2011 (Recommendation on the definition of a nanomaterial 2011/696/EU).

EFSA establishes the safety of an additional insect species as Novel Food

Alphitobius diaperinus larvae may soon be on our plates!

The safety of cannabidiol as a Novel Food in EU: data gaps and uncertainties

On 28 June 2022, a webinar information session was held to present the recently published EFSA “Statement on safety of cannabidiol as a novel food: data gaps and uncertainties” to stakeholders.

Microbiota analysis for risk assessment

The EFSA published on May 2022 an article related to the project  “Microbiota analysis for risk assessment: evaluation of hazardous dietary substances and its potential role on the gut microbiome variability and dysbiosis in a special issue dedicated to the European Food Risk assessment (EU-FOR A) program.

EFSA published the definitive version of its advice on nutrient profiling: the next steps are up to the Commission

The publication of the advice follows the public consultation to which the draft, endorsed in October 2021, had been submitted.

Probiota 2022, Copenhagen

Probiota 2022 will bring together the best speakers from international academia, industry, and the regulators. The event takes place in Copenhagen from today to wednesday.

Focus on the blurry regulatory situation of edible insects in the UK

Over the course of 2021, the EU authorized a number of edible insects as Novel Foods. What is the post-Brexit situation in the UK?

Safety of oil from Schizochytrium sp. (ATCC strain 20889) as a Novel Food (NF)

Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Nutrition, Novel Foods and Food Allergens (NDA) was asked to deliver an opinion on the safety of Schizochytrium sp. oil as a Novel Food (NF) pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283.