Novel Food

CBD’s Novel Food status reiterated by German high courts

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CBD’s Novel Food status reiterated by German high courts

By Will Chu

A higher court in Germany rules that cannabidiol (CBD) is a novel food confirming the decision made by one of the country’s administrative courts back in November last year.

A streamlined novel food regulation will help SMEs innovate ©iStock

Expert View

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.

“I fear the same objection policies will prevail into the new regulation,

Dispatches from EFSA stakeholder meeting in Brussels

Novel regulation - same old delays? Stakeholders express novel food process concerns

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The updated novel food regulation has been billed by the European Commission as a new streamline system that will put innovation back on the EU menu – yet attendees of a stakeholders meeting this week expressed concern these hopes would be dashed by duplication...

About 27% of the 7.3 billion global population eat insects, according to the FAO. Photo credit: iStock.com / peterkai

Two-year count down for insect novel food approval

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Producers of food-grade insects will submit a novel food application as soon as the new regulation passes into force, the International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF) has pledged.

The challenges of selling insects in Europe

The challenges of selling insects in Europe

By Niamh Michail

EU regulation is confusing but with growing consumer demand, it's still an attractive market. FoodNavigator spoke to five companies about the challenges of selling insects in Europe.

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