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Consultation process on novel food status

Name and description of the food concerned

Date of publication

Statement on the food concerned

Reasons justifying the statement

Where the food is novel, the most appropriate food category under which it falls in accordance with Article 3(2) of Regulation (EU) 2015/2283

A plant protein concentrate that is fermented with the mycelium of shiitake (Lentinus edades).25-02-2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2)(a(ii))
Agaricus blazei dehydrated mycelium powder29-10-2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3.2 (a)(ii)
Albizia julibrissin Durazz. - flowers08-08-2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2)(a(iv))
Alcohol extract of kudzu (Pueraria lobata (Willd.) Ohwi) root.30-06-2020Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2)(a(iv))
Apricot kernel drink and Fermented apricot kernel cream22-03-2021Not NovelView document 
Aqueous extract from fig leaves (Ficus carica L.)20-05-2020Novel when used as or in foods.
Not novel only in food supplements.
View documentCategory 3.2 (a)(iv)
Aqueous extract of olive fruit (Olea europaea L.) containing at least 10% hydroxytyrosol14-04-2020Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3.2 (a)(iv)
Bovine colostrum immunoglobulin concentrate23-11-2021Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory : Article 3(2)(a)(vii)
Cacao pulp juice31-07-2018Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2)(a(iv))
Casein hydrolysate containing elevated levels of the tri-peptides; L-valyl-L-prolyl-L-proline (VPP) and L-isoleucyl-L-prolyl-L-proline (IPP)10-12-2018Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2)(a(v))
CBD isolate (purity > 98%)09-12-2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3.2 (a)(iv)
Celastrus orbiculatus Thunb. - fruit08-08-2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2)(a(iv))
Chlamydomonas reinhardtii dried biomass powder25-10-2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3.2 (a)(ii)
Chlorella sp.07-03-2022Not novelView document 
Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat. - plant08-08-2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2)(a(iv))
Coix lacryma-jobi L. – seeds08-08-2019Not novel in food supplements.View document 
Cold pressed Nigella sativa seed oil10-12-2018Not novel when used as or in foods.View document 
Coprinus comatus dehydrated mycelium powder24-10-2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3.2 (a)(ii)
Creatine malateand Creatine alpha-ketoglutarate17-02-2022Novel in foodView documentArticle 3(2)(a)(vii)
Curcumin, extract complex from the root of Curcuma longa L.29-10-2020Novel when used as or in foods.View documentArticle 3(2)(a(iv)
Currants fermented with Wolfiporia Cocos09-11-2021Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3.2 (a)(ii) and (vii)
Deodorised cocoa butte05-04-2022Not Novel FoodView document-
Dipteryx alata seeds ('baru nuts')21-08-2020Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3.2 (a)(iv)
Dried yeast fermentate produced by Saccharomyces cerevisiae27-01-2022Not novelView document 
Encapsulated Quercetin-zein11-11-2021Novel in foods.View documentCategory: Article 3(2)(a)(vii)
Evodia lepta Merr. - leaves08-08-2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2)(a(iv))
Extract of Epimedium brevicornum Maxim leaves25-07-2018Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2)(a(iv))
Fermented wheat germ extract08-04-2020Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3.2 (a)(iv)
Ganoderma lucidum dehydrated mycelium powder29-10-2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3.2 (a)(ii)
Germinated hemp seed produced by malting08-04-2021Not novelView document 
Grifola frondosa dehydrated mycelium powder29-10-2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3.2 (a)(ii)
Hericium erinaceus dehydrated mycelium powder29-10-2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3.2 (a)(ii)
Herring (Clupea harengus L.) roe oil03-11-2021Not NovelView document 
Hydroalcoholic extract of porphyra yezoensis (Ueda) stabilized in glycerin22-03-2021Novel when used as or in foods and food supplements.View documentCategory 3.2 (a)(ii)
Ilex asprella (Hook.& Arn.) Champ. ex Benth. – root08-08-2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2)(a(iv))
IBalance – killed heat treated microorganisms28-03-2022Novel FoodView documentCategory 3(2)(a)(vi)
Kala Namak29-04-2021Not novel.View documentN/A
Lentinula edodes dehydrated mycelium powder29-10-2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3.2 (a)(ii)
L-fucose15-07-2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2)(a)(i) or 3(2)(a)(ii))
Liposomal vitamin C20-10-2020Not Novel food.View document 
Maqui berries (fruit of the Aristotelia chilensis plant)’10-07-2018Novel when used as or in foods.
Not novel only in food supplements.
View documentCategory 3(2)(a(iv))
Micronized and microencapsulated ferric diphosphate31-01-2022Not Novel.View document 
Mineral enriched fungal biomass (Aspergillus oryzae)05-02-2019Not novel when used as or in foods.View document 
Mumijo (synonyms: shilajit, asphaltum panjabinum)21-08-2020Novel when used as or in foods.
Not novel only in food supplements.
View documentCategory 3.2 (a)(iii) or (iv)
Mung bean (Vigna radiata) protein isolate21-02-2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2)(a(iv))
Nut/kernel found within the fruit of the pili nut tree (Canarium ovatum).27-09-2018Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2)(a(iv))
Oil obtained from Tuber (roots) of Cyperus esculentus from hydroponic culture03-11-2020Novel when used as or in foods.View documentArticle 3(2)(a)(iv)
Olio di lentisco (oil obtained from Pistacia lentiscus berries)28-11-2019Not novel when used as or in foods.View document 
Palmitoleic acid ethyl ester, concentrates from Alaska pollock fish oil (Gadus chalcogrammus)11-11-2021Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory: Article 3(2)(a)(v)
Passiflora edulis f. edulis Sims.15-11-2018Not novel when used as or in foods.View document 
Pea (Pisum sativum) Protein Hydrolysate and Soy (Glycine max) Protein Hydrolysate11-06-2020Not novel when used as or in foodsView document 
Pelargonium sidoides DC., powdered root18-03-2022Novel FoodView documentArticle 3 (2) (a) (iv)
Peptide extract from hydrolysed parts of pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus)06-04-2022Novel FoodView documentArticle 3 (2) (a) (v)
Peptide extract from olive pit (Olea europaea L.)22-04-2021Novel foodView documentCategory 3(2)(a)(iv)
Phellodendron chinensis C.K.Schneid. - bark08-08-2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2)(a(iv))
Pine cone (Pinus sylvestris) syrup18-06-2019Not novel when used as or in foods.View document 
Pleurotus eryngii dehydrated mycelium powder29-10-2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3.2 (a)(ii)
Pleurotus ostreatus dehydrated mycelium powder29-10-2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3.2 (a)(ii)
Polyporus umbellatus dehydrated mycelium powder29-10-2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3.2 (a)(ii)
Preserved pine cones (Pinus sylvestris)25-05-2020Not novel in food supplements.View document 
Biomass of Propionibacterium freudenreichii15-12-2021Not novelView document 
Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) seed oil11-10-2021Novel when used as or in foods and food supplements.View documentArticle 3(2)(a)(iv)
Product made from the seed coats of chickpeas (testa of Cicer arietinum seeds) and maize dextrin11-11-2021Not NovelView document 
Quercetin (95 %) derived from the pods and seeds of Dimorphandra mollis09-11-2021Novel when used as or in foodsView documentCategory 3.2 (a)(ii)
Rhamnogalacturonan-rich pectin hydrolysate21-01-2019Novel when used as or in foodsView documentCategory 3(2)(a(iv))
Rice protein17-02-2022Not novelView document-
Selenium mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus).27-11-2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2)(a(vii))
Spent coffee grounds, defatted spent coffee grounds and defatted unused coffee grounds (from Coffea sp., mainly Coffea arabica L. and Coffea canephora (Robusta))22-03-2021Not NovelView document 
Tomato oleoresin extract of dry yellow tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) - Lumenato 10%13-11-2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3.2 (a)(iv)
Torula yeast (Cyberlindnera jadinii)21-01-2022Not NovelView document 
Tuber (roots) of Cyperus esculentus from hydroponic culture03-11-2020Not novel when used as or in foods.View document 
Vitamin B12 mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus)27-11-2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2)(a(vii))
Whey treated with UV radiation05-04-2022Not Novel FoodView document-