Applying for novel food authorisation


A novel food can gain access to the market through two different procedures. The application procedure is used for novel foods introduced for the first time to the food market in the EU. The marketing authorisation is then granted on the operator's application, which shall contain clarification of the safety of the product as referred to in the Implementing Regulation of the Commission. The simplified notification procedure can be used for products, which have been safely consumed in a third country for at least 25 years as part of the customary diet of a significant part of the population.

Commission Implementing Regulation:

Webinar: Scientific aspects to consider when preparing a novel food application

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