Food or food ingredients not consumed in the European Union before 1997 may require approval as a "novel food" before they can be sold. Over the past decade a considerable market has developed for novel food ingredients, many of which are still outside the scope of the "novel food" definition due to the rigid and complex legislation.
We support clients in developing product profiles and strategies that take full advantage of the leeway of interpretation that the EU food legislation provides without compromising consumer health. Preparation of novel food dossiers and notification documents including safety, justification and exposure are services we provide.
Target bodies: European Union (Commission, EFSA, Standing Committee); Member states in the European Union; Switzerland (BAG)