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Novel or Not Novel?....

New isn’t always Novel!

For products like cultivated meat and proteins derived from precision fermentation, it is clear that these products fall in scope of the EU novel food regulation. However, for some microbial and plant-derived products, it is not always clear cut.

If you are unsure, the Article 4 Novel Food consultation process is there to help.

Find out everything you need to know in our latest article where we deep dive into the Article 4 Novel Food consultation procedure.

We give a step-by-step explanation of the process and have analysed data from the European Commission website to illustrate how many consultations there have been to date, what type of product they were, which Member State they were submitted to and of course, the outcomes and why these were reached.

We also summarise the consultations related to alternative proteins and fats and highlight the key factors why they were considered novel or not novel.

So far, 35% of consultations have been found to be not-novel, saving food businesses time and money in getting their product to market!

To view the report online please click here or download using the link below:

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