Novel Food and Novel Food Ingredients Regulations (258/1997)

Title: EC Novel Food and Novel Food Ingredients Regulations

Category: EU Regulation

Date: 1997

Reference: 258/97/EEC [Full text]

General Description:

The regulation requires the labelling of all novel foods sold to the final consumer where they are judged on the basis of a scientific assessment not to be equivalent to existing foods. Novel foods are also required to be labelled if they give rise to health or ethical concerns or if they contain live genetically modified organisms. See also the Directive on Genetically Modified Mico-Organisms.

Pertinence to Agriculture: Food Production, Transgenic Organisms, GMOs

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