NOVEL FOOD AUTHORIZATIONS – SYNTHETIC ZEAXANTHIN, HOODIA PARVIFLORA, PYRROLOQUINOLINE QUINONE DISODIUM SALT AND 1-METHYLNICOTINAMIDE CHLORIDE

The European Commission has authorized the use of a number of substances for use in food supplements. The authorization regarding synthetic zeaxanthin concerns an update of the current entry for zeaxanthin in the Union List of novel foods. In the future it will no longer be necessary to include “synthetic” in the labelling. Further, the Dried aerial parts of Hoodia parviflora are authorized for use in food supplements destined for the adult population at a maximum level of 9,4 mg per day. Because the application has been based on proprietary data the authorization comes with data protection providing an exclusive right to the application until 3 September 2023. The same applies the other 2 authorizations. 1-Methylnicotinamide chloride is authorized for use in food supplements with a maximum level of 58 mg per day for the adult population excluding pregnant and lactating. The applicant also obtained data protection valid for 5 years. The other recent authorization of Pyrroloquinoline quinone disodium salt also applies for food supplements intended for the adult population, excluding pregnant and lactating women. Proprietary use applies until 2 September 2023.

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1132 of 13 August 2018 authorising the change of the designation and specific labelling requirement of the novel food synthetic zeaxanthin - link

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1133 of 13 August 2018 authorising the placing on the market of dried aerial parts of Hoodia parviflora as a novel food - link

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1123 of 10 August 2018 authorising the placing on the market of 1-methylnicotinamide chloride as a novel food link

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1122 of 10 August 2018 authorising the placing on the market of pyrroloquinoline quinone disodium salt as a novel food link