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Presentations about how novel food gets approved

Friday 08 Apr 22
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by Jonas Bang
On 24 March, 45 people from companies and other interested parties were gathered to a theme day on novel food where they learned about when a new food is novel food, how an EU approval takes place and what a good application can look like. See the presentations.

Food that was not used for human consumption to a significant degree within the EU before 15 May 1997, can be described as novel food - e.g., chia seeds, seaweed, or insects. Representatives from the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and DTU National Food Institute talked about that and much more on a theme day on novel food 24 March 2022.

The participants learned about when a new food is novel food, how an EU approval proceeds and what a good application can look like. They also learned how a safety assessment takes place, saw examples on novel food approval and much more.

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Find out more in the presentations from the theme day:
Novel food regulation – A consumer protection mechanism (pdf) 
The Novel food application – and assessment (pdf)



The theme day was organized and supported by the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, the Danish Board of Business Development, Food & Bio Cluster Denmark, DTU Skylab, and DTU National Food Institute.