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Novel foods: An opportunity to access innovation

By Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at international law firm Keller and Heckman

New novel food regulations came into force in the European Union this January. Thanks to this new legislation, food business operators are now equipped with tools facilitating innovation, Keller and Heckman partner Katia Merten-Lentz suggests.

Algalif’s astaxanthin awarded non-GMO status

Algalif’s astaxanthin awarded non-GMO status

By Will Chu

Icelandic astaxanthin producer Algalif has received non-GMO accreditation for its Astalíf 5% and 10% oleoresin products, microalgae-based antioxidants suitable for softgel capsule formulations.

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“The Commission has lost its indefinite timeframe for defining the issue”

Botanical deadlock: ECJ rules ‘on hold’ claims are unacceptable

By Nathan Gray


The European Court of Justice (ECJ) says the current ‘on hold’ situation for botanicals is not satisfactory, in a double-edged ruling that seems to suggest a rejected claim is better than one on hold.

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