Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

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Food Law News - EU - 2015

EP At A Glance, 22 October 2015

NOVEL FOODS - Speeding up authorisation of novel foods: European Parliament provide background information

In December 2013, the European Commission presented a proposal to clarify the definition of novel foods, take into account new technologies in food-making, and streamline and speed up the authorisation process. The proposal also seeks to make it easier for traditional foods from countries outside the European Union (EU) to enter the EU market. A compromise following negotiations in trilogue is awaiting a vote in the October III plenary session.

The European Parliament has published a useful background document to explain the issues involved. See: Speeding up authorisation of novel foods

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