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Bovine milk beta-lactoglobulin (β-lactoglobulin) as a novel food

European Union

Dec 26, 2022

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/2534 of 21 December 2022 authorising the placing on the market of bovine milk beta-lactoglobulin (β-lactoglobulin) as a novel food and amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470.

Article 1:

1.   Bovine milk beta-lactoglobulin (β-lactoglobulin) is authorised to be placed on the market within the Union.

Bovine milk beta-lactoglobulin (β-lactoglobulin) shall be included in the Union list of novel foods set out in Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470.



The Annex to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 is amended as follows:

  1. in Table 1 (Authorised novel foods), the following entry is inserted:


Authorised novel food

Conditions under which the novel food may be used

Additional specific labelling requirements

Other requirements

Data Protection

‘Bovine milk beta-lactoglobulin (β-lactoglobulin)

Specified food category

Maximum levels (g NF/100 ml)

The designation of the novel food on the labelling of the foodstuffs containing it shall be ‘bovine milk beta-lactoglobulin’ or ‘bovine milk β-lactoglobulin’.


Authorised on 11 January 2023. This inclusion is based on proprietary scientific evidence and scientific data protected in accordance with Article 26 of Regulation (EU) 2015/2283.

Applicant: Arla Foods Ingredients Group P/S, Sønderhøj 10-12, 8260 Viby J, Denmark. During the period of data protection, the novel food beta-lactoglobulin (β-lactoglobulin) is authorised for placing on the market within the Union only by Arla Foods Ingredients Group P/S unless a subsequent applicant obtains authorisation for the novel food without reference to the proprietary scientific evidence or scientific data protected in accordance with Article 26 of Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 or with the agreement of Arla Foods Ingredients Group P/S.

End date of the data protection: 11 January 2028.’




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