Last month, the European Commission approved five new novel foods which may be placed on the market within the Union under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283. Out of the five novel food approvals, four are proprietary ingredients, meaning that they will have a period of five years from the date of entry into force of the Regulation during which they can only be placed on the market by the initial applicant. These proprietary novel foods are:
The fifth novel food, xylo-oligosaccharides has no proprietary data and will be included in the Union list of authorized novel foods. Several conditions of use apply, depending on the final product.