“Maximising the contribution of alternative sources of proteins towards sustainable food systems: opportunities and challenges at European level” is the title of 2021 IPIFF Conference. After several online events due to the Covid pandemic, IPIFF (the International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed) is pleased to invite you to its upcoming annual conference. The […]
Looking for a handbook on how to design and upscale edible insect rearing? This easy to read handbook describes the basic knowledge and a detailed step-by-step plan for rearing edible insects. The book presents information essential for further development of the entire insect chain and contains many practical recommendations for the start/setup of professional insect […]
EFSA released the scientific opinion on Locusta Migratoria as Novel Food. The full text can be found here In the coming months, other scientific opinions and related authorizations should also arrive for other insect species, to complete the range of raw materials available to the sector.
In Italy, companies involved in the edible insects sector have had to face additional difficulties due to a more restrictive interpretation that national Institutions have applied to Regulation 2283/2015 on Novel Foods. Few days left to the definitive green light for the production and marketing in Europe of edible insects as food (and as feed), so let’s […]
A chat with Davide Rossi, Fucibo co-founder Hi Davide, we met some time ago to talk about Fucibo, your project to produce insect-based food in Italy. Are there any news? The first big news is certainly Efsa’s scientific opinion on the use of mealworms as food for humans. Finally a fixed point from which there […]
After the recent Efsa positive scientific opinion, yesterday spread the news that the Conference of States has given the definitive green light to the use of Tenebrio molitor as a food for humans. In the historical session, the rules for the labeling of products edible insects based products were also deliberated, so now everything is […]