Europe Promotes "Novel Foods"

The European Union is proposing simplifying the approval processes for "novel foods" products, so called because they have no history of consumption, are produced with new ingredients or are "traditional" in origin.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

From a press release issued by the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promotion Office (Procomer):

The European Union (EU) has taken up the proposal for regulation for novel foods. These products are defined as types of food that do not have a significant history of consumption, are produced by a process that has not previously been used, or have been produced from new ingredients and / or raw materials. The sector looks forward to the adoption of this regulation, since it appears that it will happen in a short time. In addition, the rotating presidency of the EU in Italy which ends this year counts as among a priority for the food industry, to bring forward negotiations on novel foods regulation.

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