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.
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 […]
Extract fom the IPIFF Information Note: “CJEU (Court of Justice of the European Union) clarifies ‘whole edible insects’ do not fall under the old novel foods Regulation: On those grounds, the Court (Third Chamber) hereby rules: Article 1(2)(e) of Regulation (EC) No 258/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 January 1997 […]
The document “What if insects were on the menu in Europe” – made by EPRS | European Parliamentary Research Service Authors: Nera Kuljanic with Samuel Gregory-Manning, Scientific Foresight Unit (STOA) – is prepared for, and addressed to, the Members and staff of the European Parliament as background material to assist them in their parliamentary work. […]
Brussels, the 18th of February The International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed – IPIFF the Brussels-based umbrella organisation representing stakeholders active across the insect production value chains publishes today a ‘Position Paper‘ entitled ‘The Contribution of the European Insect Sector to Improving Sustainability from Farm to Fork’. As part of the ongoing discussions […]
The European Commission is conducting a survey for the H2020 EU SUStainable INsect CHAIN (SUSINCHAIN) project on the environmental impact and economic viability of insect production. Your response would be a valuable contribution for this sustainability assessment and design of sustainable production model for insect companies. The results of the analysis will be public (and […]
This briefing paper sets out the administrative steps to be followed by insect producers intending to submit an application for authorisation of an insect/ insect product as novel food within the European Union. It is intended to be used as a practical guide to the EU legislative texts that are applicable to their activities, namely […]