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Cannabidiol (‘CBD’) has burst onto the world stage in recent years, and the EU is no exception, with shops selling CBD products opening up in various countries across Europe. While CBD can be incorporated into cosmetics and used for medical uses, it is quickly gaining traction in the food and drink market, with CBD found

Yarrowia lipolytica yeast biomass authorized as a Novel Food under EU law[1]

Following the publication of the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/760[2], a new Novel Food “Yarrowia lipolytica yeast biomass” will soon be authorized in the EU market.

The “Yarrowia lipolytica yeast heat-killed biomass” has been authorized in food

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Updated regulations are simplifying the authorization process for traditional foods entering European markets from non-member state countries. In their article, “Nouveaux aliments des pays tiers : un premier bilan encourageant”, which appeared in Les Marchés on January 25, 2019, Katia Merten-Lentz and Caroline Commandeur discuss the new regulations and their potential impact on the food

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Edible insect legislation

Traditional sources of protein are sometimes controversial for a number of reasons; therefore, in recent years insects have been touted as a potential replacement to meat products. The human consumption of crickets and other insects was last clarified in late 2015, when the European rules on novel foods were updated. In the

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Cet article a été publié sur Agra Alimentation, le média des enjeux de stratégiques et financiers de l’agroalimentaire.

Le nouveau règlement (UE) n°2015/2283 sur les aliments nouveaux, est entré en vigueur le 1er janvier 2018. Tout en intégrant expressément, de nouvelles catégories d’aliments, telles que les insectes, ou les nanomatériaux, il harmonise et

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This article was originally published in Food Navigator.

Could new novel food rules open up the European market to a wave of exotic foods and ingredients? Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at international law firm Keller and Heckman, believes a streamlined process offers potential to increase innovation around ‘traditional’ food.

Unlike its predecessor, under which all

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Cet article a été publié sur Les Marchés, le Média de l’alimentaire.

Le récent développement du commerce alimentaire en ligne suscite à la fois enthousiasme et inquiétudes quant aux conséquences juridiques d’une vente qui se caractérise par l’absence physique à la fois du vendeur et du consommateur. L’Europe se penche sur la question.