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Macroalgae as food and feed ingredients in the Baltic Sea region regulation by the European Union

European Union

Nov 04, 2020

Seaweed usage in Europe has been minor but interest towards its consumption is increasing. Also the European Commission (EC) has recognized macroalgae as important marine resource with potential as food and feed (European Commission, 2017). The use of macroalgae as food and feed in the European Union (EU) is under regulation by the EU food and feed legislation. This report summarizes the EU policy framework that regulates the use of macroalgae as food and feed in the EU member countries. Moreover, this report gives a brief overview of the seaweed production in Europe and the use of macroalgae as food in the Baltic Sea region.

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