CRANBERRY EXTRACT POWDER, REFINED SHRIMP PEPTIDE CONCENTRATE, AND BOVINE MILK BASIC WHEY PROTEIN ISOLATE AUTHORIZED AS NOVEL FOODS / by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

Three novel foods specifically targeted for use in special purpose foods will be added to the Union list of authorized novel foods following the Commission Regulations of 30 October 2018. Cranberry extract powder will be permitted for use in food supplements intended for adults. The approval was obtained with protection of proprietary data providing an exclusive authorization for the applicant Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. until November 2023. Other applicants may obtain concurrent approval on the basis of legally obtained information supporting safety substantiation. Likewise, refined shrimp peptide concentrate and bovine milk basic whey protein isolate are authorized for use with proprietary data protection to the benefit of the applicants. The authorization of refined shrimp peptide concentrate relates to food supplements only, while bovine milk basic whey protein isolate shall be allowed in infant and follow-on formulae, total diet replacement foods for weight control, foods for special medical purposes as well as food supplements.

Basic whey protein isolate from bovine milk allergen will require milk allergen labelling. In addition, the warning “This food supplement should not be consumed by children/adolescents (depending on the age group the food supplement is intended for) under the age of three/eighteen years” should be included when used in food supplements.

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1631 of 30 October 2018 authorising the placing on the market of cranberry extract powder as a novel food under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council and amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 - link

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1633 of 30 October 2018 authorising the placing on the market of refined shrimp peptide concentrate as a novel food under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council and amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 - link

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1632 of 30 October 2018 authorising the placing on the market of bovine milk basic whey protein isolate as a novel food under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council and amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 - link