Public consultation on Regulation EC No. 258/97 on novel foods and novel food ingredients

The European Commission has launched a consultation for all interested parties on the revision of the Novel Food Regulation (EC No. 258/97). The food industry and consumers alike have an interest in how new or 'novel' foods gain a place on the EU market and for this reason the Commission is carrying out a public consultation to gauge the response to proposed revisions with a view to developing a more efficient and functioning novel food authorisation process.

The consultation will run until 1st August.

Individuals or organisations can visit the European Commission website to access an explanatory document and to record their views, or directly link to the online consultation.