Novel Food authorization for Vitamin K2 oil

After successes in health claim approval, Nutraveris experts have obtained a new European Novel Food authorization for Vitamin K2 oil from Vesta Ingredients Inc. of Indianapolis in the USA. Nutraveris has constituted and submitted for evaluation an application for an opinion under Article 3.4. of the novel food Regulation (EC No. 258/97) on the substantial equivalence of Vesta vitamin K2 oil (MK-7) 1,500 ppm to the same ingredient previously authorised to NattoPharma by Commission Decision 2009/345/EC.

Based on the information provided, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) was satisfied that vitamin K2 produced by Vesta Ingredients Inc. is substantially equivalent with respect to its composition, nutritional value, metabolism, intended use and level of undesirable substances to vitamin K2 authorised for marketing by Commission Decision 2009/345/EC. Thanks to Nutraveris expertise, the Vesta’s oil can now be used to increase the vitamin K2 consumption, a vitamin notably known for its beneficial effects on bone and cardiovascular health.