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Commission authorizes Yarrowia lipolytica yeast biomass as a novel food

European Union

May 15, 2023

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/938 of 10 May 2023 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 as regards the conditions of use of the novel food Yarrowia lipolytica yeast biomass.



In Table 1 (Authorised novel foods) of the Annex to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470, the entry for ‘Yarrowia lipolytica yeast biomass’ is replaced by the following:


Authorised novel food

Conditions under which the novel food may be used

Additional specific labelling requirements

Other requirements

Data protection

‘Yarrowia lipolytica yeast biomass

Specified food category

Maximum levels


The designation of the novel food on the labelling of the foodstuffs containing it shall be “Yarrowia lipolytica yeast biomass”.



The labelling of meal replacements for weight control containing Yarrowia lipolytica yeast biomass shall bear a statement that they should only be used by persons above 18 years of age and should not be used if food supplements containing Yarrowia lipolytica yeast biomass are consumed on the same day.’



Food supplements as defined in Directive 2002/46/EC, excluding food supplements for infants and young children

6 g/day for children from 10 years of age, adolescents and general adult population

3 g/day for children from 3 to 9 years of age

Meal replacements for weight control for the adult population

3 g/meal (maximum 2 meals/day up to a maximum of 6 g/day)


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