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📢 BREAKING NEWS: news algaespecies entries in the Novel Food status Catalogue 🌱

➡️ What is the Novel Food status Catalogue?

It is a tool to check if a product can be put on the EU market as food or food supplement 🥗, or it has to be authorized by the EU because it is «novel» and as such has to pass a safety assessment: Novel Food status Catalogue (New)

➡️ What about algae products?

 Algae products in the Catalog include more than 60 entries covering several species of microalgae and seaweed whole biomass and products derived thereof (extracts, oils). 

➡️ Some definitions:

«Not novel in food / in food supplements» = was present in EU people diet before 1997 (creation of the NF Catalogue) and is recognized as safe. It is a “normal” food or food supplement, and its access to the market is not subject to the pre-market authorization. Example: Spirulina biomass / Haematococcus biomass. 

⚠️ Any other food uses of a food supplement product might be considered to be novel and consequently might need to be authorized pursuant to the requirements of the Novel Food Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 &.

➡️ What are the new additions?

🌱 Microalgae:

  • Chlorella sorokiniana: not novel in food
  • Dunaliella salina (Dunal): not novel in food supplements
  • Graesiella emersonii: not novel in food
  • Haematococcus lacustris: not novel in food supplements
  • Jaagichlorella luteoviridis: not novel in food
  • Limnospira fusiformis: not novel in food
  • Limnospira indica: not novel in food supplements
  • Limnospira maxima: not novel in food supplements
  • Parachlorella kessleri: not novel in food
  • Scenedesmus vacuolatus: not novel in food
  • Spirulina major: not novel in food

🌱 Macroalgae:

  • Alsidium helminthochorton: not novel in food supplements
  • Corallina officinalis: not novel in food supplements
  • Durvillaea antarctica: not novel in food supplements
  • Ecklonia cava: whole - not novel in food supplements
  • Erythroglossum laciniatum: not novel in food
  • Eucheuma denticulatum: not novel in food supplements
  • Eucheuma horridum: not novel in food supplements
  • Gelidium amansii: not novel in food
  • Gelidium corneum: not novel in food
  • Gracilaria gracilis: not novel in food supplements
  • Laminaria hyperborea: not novel in food
  • Macrocystis pyrifera: not novel in food supplements
  • Mastocarpus stellatus: not novel in food supplements
  • Neopyropia leucosticta: not novel in food
  • Porphyra dioica: not novel in food
  • Porphyra purpurea: not novel in food
  • Porphyra umbilicalis: not novel in food
  • Pyropia yezoensis: not novel in food
  • Saccharina japonica: not novel in food
  • Sargassum fusiforme: not novel in food
  • Ulva intestinalis: not novel in food

💻Find this document in the section Resources : Algae as Novel Food in Europe 


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