Novel Food

A novel food remains defined in Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 as a food for which human consumption was negligible in the European Union before 15 May 1997, when the first novel food regulation came into force with Regulation (EC) 258/97.

Novel Food regulation

The main principles of novel food regulation, the history and the legal framework explained by our experts.
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Consultation procedure on the novel food status

A request for consultation to define the novel food status or not of an ingredient consists of the elements to characterise it and evidence of its significant consumption history in the EU before 15 May 1997.
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Major topics in novel food news

Current issues in the world of food supplements containing novel food ingredients, major trends and the latest successes.
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Novel Food catalogue

Discover the list of ingredients that have been subject to a Novel Food assessment by the European Union, with their exact status and precise description.
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“Novel food and regulation”, updated in June 2020, is available for download here.


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