GUIDANCE FOR FOOD BUSINESS OPERATORS ON THE VERIFICATION OF THE STATUS OF A NEW FOOD UNDER THE NEW NOVEL FOODS REGULATION 2015/2283 (NFR)
The Novel Foods Regulation 2015/2283 and its Implementing Regulations 2017/2468 (novel foods from a third country), 2017/2469 (novel foods requirements) and 2017/2470 (Union list of novel foods) take full effect from 19 January 2018.
With this legislation, it becomes a legal obligation for food business operators to verify whether a new food falls under the scope of the novel food definition and in case of uncertainty to consult a Member State authority.
The aim of these guidelines is to help food business operators understand the scope of the new NFR and the principles to apply when verifying the status of their products. It focuses on all foods, including food supplements and ingredients thereof. Other European food associations have contributed to this work to ensure it covers all foods on the EU market.
The second edition of the guidance document was published in January 2019 and takes into account experience gathered during the first year of the application of the new Regulation.
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