The International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed
Brussels, 11th of October
The International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF) – the Brussels-based umbrella organisation representing stakeholders active across the insect production value chains – is very pleased to communicate about the European Union (EU) Member States authorities’ decision taken last Friday to approve the draft implementing regulation aiming to authorise the commercialisation of frozen and dried migratory locust on the EU market.
This decision represents another important step towards the wider commercialisation of edible insects in the EU. According to the Novel Foods (NF) process, the draft bill will still have to be adopted by the European Commission’s College of Commissioners. This formal step can be expected to be taken in the next weeks. The draft implementing regulation results from an application submitted by the Dutch company Fair Insects B.V. (a Protix company) back in December 2018.
For more information on the Novel Food process, please refer to IPIFF’s FAQs on edible insects and to IPIFF’s Briefing Paper on the provisions relevant for the commercialisation of edible insects in the EU.