A recent UK Government report titled The Benefits of Brexit: How the UK is taking advantage of leaving the EU, states in the UK it will no longer be necessary to follow the EU process for approving novel foods. Instead, the UK will have a system specifically designed to “support innovation in the sustainable protein sector”.
According to the report, the government will work with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to update the regulatory framework, creating a system that is “the best in the world for innovators, investors, and consumers”.
As a leading advisor to UK Government across food safety policy and regulatory landscapes in the alternative proteins and novel food arena, indeed one of our principal scientists Dr Adrian Charlton has been asked to respond to the consultation on edible insects as novel foods to ensure the proposed regulatory framework is appropriate, we are your ideal partner to support you bring your product to market under the Novel Food Regulations.
Without an authorisation, cultured meat, cell-based dairy or egg alternatives, or other alternative protein products falling under a novel food category may not be placed on the UK market. In summary, the novel food must meet three basic requirements to be authorised.
Roadmap - Bringing alternative protein products on the UK market under the Novel Food Regime