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Consultation process on novel food status

Name and description of the food concerned

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).Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2)(a(ii))
Agaricus blazei dehydrated mycelium powderNovel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3.2 (a)(ii)
Albizia julibrissin Durazz. - flowersNovel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2)(a(iv))
Alcohol extract of kudzu (Pueraria lobata (Willd.) Ohwi) root.Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2)(a(iv))
Apricot kernel drink and Fermented apricot kernel creamNot NovelView document 
Aqueous extract from fig leaves (Ficus carica L.)Novel 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% hydroxytyrosolNovel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3.2 (a)(iv)
Cacao pulp juiceNovel 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)Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2)(a(v))
CBD isolate (purity > 98%)Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3.2 (a)(iv)
Celastrus orbiculatus Thunb. - fruitNovel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2)(a(iv))
Chlamydomonas reinhardtii dried biomass powderNovel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3.2 (a)(ii)
Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat. - plantNovel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2)(a(iv))
Coix lacryma-jobi L. – seedsNot novel in food supplements.View document 
Cold pressed Nigella sativa seed oilNot novel when used as or in foods.View document 
Coprinus comatus dehydrated mycelium powderNovel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3.2 (a)(ii)
Curcumin, extract complex from the root of Curcuma longa L.Novel when used as or in foods.View documentArticle 3(2)(a(iv)
Dipteryx alata seeds ('baru nuts')Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3.2 (a)(iv)
Encapsulated Quercetin-zeinNovel in foods.View documentCategory: Article 3(2)(a)(vii)
Evodia lepta Merr. - leavesNovel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2)(a(iv))
Extract of Epimedium brevicornum Maxim leavesNovel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2)(a(iv))
Fermented wheat germ extractNovel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3.2 (a)(iv)
Ganoderma lucidum dehydrated mycelium powderNovel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3.2 (a)(ii)
Germinated hemp seed produced by maltingNot novelView document 
Grifola frondosa dehydrated mycelium powderNovel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3.2 (a)(ii)
Hericium erinaceus dehydrated mycelium powderNovel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3.2 (a)(ii)
Hydroalcoholic extract of porphyra yezoensis (Ueda) stabilized in glycerinNovel when used as or in foods and food supplements.View documentCategory 3.2 (a)(ii)
Ilex asprella (Hook.& Arn.) Champ. ex Benth. – rootNovel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2)(a(iv))
Kala NamakNot novel.View documentN/A
Lentinula edodes dehydrated mycelium powderNovel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3.2 (a)(ii)
L-fucoseNovel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2)(a)(i) or 3(2)(a)(ii))
Liposomal vitamin CNot Novel food.View document 
Maqui berries (fruit of the Aristotelia chilensis plant)’Novel when used as or in foods.
Not novel only in food supplements.
View documentCategory 3(2)(a(iv))
Mineral enriched fungal biomass (Aspergillus oryzae)Not novel when used as or in foods.View document 
Mumijo (synonyms: shilajit, asphaltum panjabinum)Novel 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 isolateNovel 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).Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2)(a(iv))
Oil obtained from Tuber (roots) of Cyperus esculentus from hydroponic cultureNovel when used as or in foods.View documentArticle 3(2)(a)(iv)
Olio di lentisco (oil obtained from Pistacia lentiscus berries)Not novel when used as or in foods.View document 
Palmitoleic acid ethyl ester, concentrates from Alaska pollock fish oil (Gadus chalcogrammus)Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory: Article 3(2)(a)(v)
Passiflora edulis f. edulis Sims.Not novel when used as or in foods.View document 
Pea (Pisum sativum) Protein Hydrolysate and Soy (Glycine max) Protein HydrolysateNot novel when used as or in foodsView document 
Peptide extract from olive pit (Olea europaea L.)Novel foodView documentArticle 2.a(iv)
Phellodendron chinensis C.K.Schneid. - barkNovel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2)(a(iv))
Pine cone (Pinus sylvestris) syrupNot novel when used as or in foods.View document 
Pleurotus eryngii dehydrated mycelium powderNovel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3.2 (a)(ii)
Pleurotus ostreatus dehydrated mycelium powderNovel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3.2 (a)(ii)
Polyporus umbellatus dehydrated mycelium powderNovel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3.2 (a)(ii)
Preserved pine cones (Pinus sylvestris)Not novel in food supplements.View document 
Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) seed oilNovel 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 dextrinNot NovelView document 
Rhamnogalacturonan-rich pectin hydrolysateNovel when used as or in foodsView documentCategory 3(2)(a(iv))
Selenium mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus).Novel 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))Not NovelView document 
Tomato oleoresin extract of dry yellow tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) - Lumenato 10%Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3.2 (a)(iv)
Tuber (roots) of Cyperus esculentus from hydroponic cultureNot novel when used as or in foods.View document 
Vitamin B12 mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus).Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2)(a(vii))