Food

Union list of novel foods

Union list of novel foods

The implementing Regulation establishing the list of novel foods compiles all the authorised novel foods in the European Union to date. It includes their conditions of use, labelling requirements, and their specifications. All authorisations are generic and the Union list serves as a reference for economic operators who wish to place in the market an authorised novel food unless data protection is requested by the applicant. The Union list is updated by the Commission to add newly authorised novel foods.

Under the old Regulation (EC) No 258/97 on novel foods, 228 applications have been submitted to the Member States pursuant to Article 4 and more than 400 notifications pursuant to Article 5 of that Regulation. As a result of this legal commitment, the initial Union list contains 125 entries.

Updates to the Union list of novel foods

  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/460 of 20 March 2018 authorising the placing on the market of Ecklonia cava phlorotannins as a novel food under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council and amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470

  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/461 of 20 March 2018 authorising an extension of use of taxifolin-rich extract as a novel food under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council, and amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470

  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/462 of 20 March 2018 authorising an extension of use of L-ergothioneine as a novel food under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council, and amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470

  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/469 of 21 March 2018 authorising the placing on the market of an extract of three herbal roots (Cynanchum wilfordii Hemsley, Phlomis umbrosa Turcz. and Angelica gigas Nakai) as a novel food under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council, and amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470