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Update of the European Novel Food catalogue – March 2024

Our article highlights recent updates, including a revamped format, new logos, and statuses introduced in November 2023, along with the addition of approximately 80 new entries and updates to around 60 entries between December 2023 and March 2024. Stay informed with the evolution of Novel Foods through our comprehensive overview.

According to the European Regulation (EU) 2015/2283, a Novel Food is defined as any food that was not used for human consumption to a significant degree within the European Union before 15 May 1997, when the first Regulation on novel foods came into force (Regulation (EC) 258/97).

The Novel Food Catalogue, available on the European Commission’s website for many years, serves as a reference document to assist companies in determining the novel food status of an ingredient.

This article will give you an overview of the recent updates of the Novel Food Catalogue:

- New format, logos and statuses in November 2023
- Addition of approximately 80 new entries and update of around 60 entries between December 2023 and March 2024.

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