In collaboration with Amway (USA), Nutraveris, the leading European consultancy in nutrition and health, has obtain two news novel food approvals by EFSA. These applications were related to two specific chia seeds extracts (Salvia hispanica L.), on Chia seed fiber and one Chia seed protein preparation, for use in food supplements and in a range of foodstuffs. The target population was adults from the general population, excluding children, pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Submitted as soon as the new novel food regulation was in place, both applications have been evaluated simultaneously.
EFSA recognized that both Chia seed extracts are safe for the use of food supplements intended for the general population, and in several food categories such as milk products, confectionery or fruit juices and other beverages.
These successes demonstrate once again the strengths of Nutraveris, either in the preparation and submission of Novel Food applications, and in its follow-up during EFSA evaluation. Do not hesitate to contact our team to obtain authorization for your ingredients.