FIRST AUTHORIZATIONS FOR TRADITIONAL FOODS FROM THIRD COUNTRIES / by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

Three foods can be added to the food inventory of European producers and consumers. The decorticated grains of Digitaria exilis, berries of Lonicera caerulea L. and syrup from Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench have received authorization for general consumption under the novel food Regulation (Regulation 2015/2283). The foods will be added to the Union list of novel foods established by EU Regulation Regulation 2017/2470. None of the foods is subject to conditions of use but a mandatory designation to be included in the labelling of the foodstuffs containing it.

Commission Implementing Regulation 2018/1991 of 13 December 2018 authorising the placing on the market of berries of Lonicera caerulea L. as a traditional food from a third country - link

Commission Implementing Regulation 2018/2016 of 18 December 2018 authorising the placing on the market of decorticated grains of Digitaria exilis as a traditional food from a third country - link

Commission Implementing Regulation 2018/2017 of 18 December 2018authorising the placing on the market of syrup from Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench as a traditional food from a third country - link