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EU Regulation on Novel Foods

  • Daniele Pisanello
  • Giorgia Caruso
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)

Abstract

This chapter describes one of the newest ‘hot topics’ under the European Food Law: the new Regulation (EU) No 2015/2283 from the European Parliament and by the Council, 25 November 2015, on novel foods and replacing Regulation (EC) No 258/1997 of the European Community. The long-criticised framework on novel foods (dating back to 1997) has been significantly altered by the adoption of a new Regulation providing rules for the placing of novel foods and traditional foods from third Country on the European Union market, applicable from 1 January 2018. A comprehensive analysis of the genesis of the new Regulation, its rationale, and the policy’s goals is provided. In particular, it describes what food business operators shall have in mind in order to get market access in the European Union for their products. The role of the European Food Safety Authority and of risk managers is also discussed.

Keywords

EFSA General Food Law Novel food Pre-market authorisation SPS Agreement TBT Agreement Traditional food 

Abbreviations

SPS Agreement

Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

EFSA NDA Panel

EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies

ENM

Engineered nanomaterial

ECHA

European Chemicals Agency

EC

European Community

EFSA

European Food Safety Authority

EU

European Union

SCFCAH

Food Chain and Animal Health

FSANZ

Food Standards Australia New Zealand

GFL

General Food Law

GRAS

Generally recognised as safe

GM

Genetically modified

GMO

Genetically modified organism

MS

Member State

NM

Nanomaterial

NHFPC

National Health and Family Planning Commission

NF

Novel food

NFR

Novel Food Regulation

OECD

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

REACH

Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of chemicals

NHCR

Regulation on nutrition and health claims

SPS

Sanitary and phytosanitary

R&D

Research and development

TBT

Technical barrier to trade

TBT Agreement

Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade

TFFTC

Traditional Foods from Third Countries

USA

United States of America

WTO

World Trade Organization

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors are also grateful to Mrs. A. Smirnova for her assistance with research, and for her keen eye in the evaluation and revision of this work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniele Pisanello
    • 1
  • Giorgia Caruso
    • 2
  1. 1.Lex Alimentaria Studio Legale AssociatoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Enbiotech S.r.l.PalermoItaly

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