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Commission approves insect (Yellow Mealworm) as novel food

May 31, 2021

The Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (Novel Food and Toxicological Safety section), which is composed of representatives of all EU countries and chaired by a European Commission representative, has given, on 3rd May, a favourable opinion on the draft legal act authorising the placing on the market of dried yellow mealworm, as a novel food.

The term yellow mealworm refers to the larvae of the beetle Tenebrio molitor.

This novel food is intended to be used as a whole, dried insect in the form of snacks or as a food ingredient, in a number of food products.

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