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Novel foods: simpler approval rules to boost food innovation

Ever heard of chia seeds, flavonoids, glycyrrhiza glabra or rapeseed protein? They are all classified as novel foods. On Wednesday 28 October MEPs approved plans to make it easier to get them approved by 359 to 202 votes with 127 abstentions. The proposal still has to be approved by the Council of Ministers before it can enter into force.

What does novel food exactly mean? FIND IT OUT!