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Consultation process on novel food status

Name and description of the food concerned

Date of publication

Statement on the food concerned

Reasons justifying the statement

Where the food is novel, the most appropriate food category under which it falls in accordance with Article 3(2) of Regulation (EU) 2015/2283

A plant protein concentrate that is fermented with the mycelium of shiitake (Lentinus edades).25 February 2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(ii)
Agaricus blazei dehydrated mycelium powder29 October 2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(ii)
Albizia julibrissin Durazz. - flowers8 August 2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(iv)
Alcohol extract of kudzu (Pueraria lobata (Willd.) Ohwi) root.30 June 2020Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(iv)
Apricot kernel drink and Fermented apricot kernel cream22 March 2021Not NovelView document 
Aqueous extract from fig leaves (Ficus carica L.)20 May 2020Novel when used as or in foods.
Not novel only in food supplements.
View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(iv)
Aqueous extract of olive fruit (Olea europaea L.) containing at least 10% hydroxytyrosol14 April 2020Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(iv)
Bovine colostrum immunoglobulin concentrate23 November 2021Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(vii)
Cacao pulp juice31 July 2018Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(iv)
Casein hydrolysate containing elevated levels of the tri-peptides; L-valyl-L-prolyl-L-proline (VPP) and L-isoleucyl-L-prolyl-L-proline (IPP)10 December 2018Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(v)
CBD isolate (purity > 98%)9 December 2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(iv)
Celastrus orbiculatus Thunb. - fruit8 August 2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(iv)
Chlamydomonas reinhardtii dried biomass powder25 October 2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(ii)
Chlorella sp.7 March 2022Not novelView document 
Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat. - plant8 August 2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(iv)
Coix lacryma-jobi L. – seeds8 August 2019Not novel in food supplements.View document 
Cold pressed Nigella sativa seed oil10 December 2018Not novel when used as or in foods.View document 
Coprinus comatus dehydrated mycelium powder24 October 2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(ii)
Creatine malateand Creatine alpha-ketoglutarate17 February 2022Novel in foodView documentCategory 3(2) (a)(vii)
Curcumin, extract complex from the root of Curcuma longa L.29 October 2020Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(iv)
Currants fermented with Wolfiporia Cocos9 November 2021Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(ii) and (vii)
Deodorised cocoa butte5 April 2022Not Novel FoodView document-
Dipteryx alata seeds ('baru nuts')21 August 2020Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(iv)
Dried yeast fermentate produced by Saccharomyces cerevisiae27 January 2022Not novelView document 
Encapsulated Quercetin-zein11 November 2021Novel in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(vii)
Evodia lepta Merr. - leaves8 August 2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(iv)
Extract of Epimedium brevicornum Maxim leaves25 July 2018Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(iv)
Fermented wheat germ extract8 April 2020Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(iv)
Flour from buckwheat seedlings with a high spermidine content3 June 2022Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(vii)
Ganoderma lucidum dehydrated mycelium powder29 October 2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(ii)
Germinated hemp seed produced by malting8 April 2021Not novelView document 
Grifola frondosa dehydrated mycelium powder29 October 2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(ii)
Hericium erinaceus dehydrated mycelium powder29 October 2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(ii)
Herring (Clupea harengus L.) roe oil3 November 2021Not NovelView document 
Hydroalcoholic extract of porphyra yezoensis (Ueda) stabilized in glycerin22 March 2021Novel when used as or in foods and food supplements.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(ii)
Ilex asprella (Hook.& Arn.) Champ. ex Benth. – root8 August 2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(iv)
IBalance – killed heat treated microorganisms28 March 2022Novel FoodView documentCategory 3(2) (a)(vi)
Kala Namak29 April 2021Not novel.View documentN/A
Lentinula edodes dehydrated mycelium powder29 October 2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(ii)
L-fucose15 July 2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(i) or 3(2) (a)(ii)
Liposomal vitamin C20 October 2020Not Novel food.View document 
Lupin sprouts (powdered) enriched with iron24 May 2022Novel food.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(vii)
Maqui berries (fruit of the Aristotelia chilensis plant)’10 July 2018Novel when used as or in foods.
Not novel only in food supplements.
View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(iv)
Micronized and microencapsulated ferric diphosphate31 January 2022Not Novel.View document 
Mineral enriched fungal biomass (Aspergillus oryzae)5 February 2019Not novel when used as or in foods.View document 
Monk fruit decotions15 July 2022Novel foodView documentCategory 3(2) (a)(iv)
Mycelium powder of Rhizopus oligosporus

7 June 2022

19 June 2022

Not novel.

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n/a
Mumijo (synonyms: shilajit, asphaltum panjabinum)21 August 2020Novel when used as or in foods.
Not novel only in food supplements.
View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(iii) or (iv)
Mung bean (Vigna radiata) protein isolate21 February 2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(iv)
Nut/kernel found within the fruit of the pili nut tree (Canarium ovatum).27 September 2018Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(iv)
Oil obtained from Tuber (roots) of Cyperus esculentus from hydroponic culture3 November 2020Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(iv)
Olio di lentisco (oil obtained from Pistacia lentiscus berries)28 November 2019Not novel when used as or in foods.View document 
Palmitoleic acid ethyl ester, concentrates from Alaska pollock fish oil (Gadus chalcogrammus)11 November 2021Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(v)
Passiflora edulis f. edulis Sims.15 November 2018Not novel when used as or in foods.View document 
Pea (Pisum sativum) Protein Hydrolysate and Soy (Glycine max) Protein Hydrolysate11 June 2020Not novel when used as or in foodsView document 
Pelargonium sidoides DC., powdered root18 March 2022Novel FoodView documentCategory 3(2) (a)(iv)
Peptide extract from hydrolysed parts of pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus)6 April 2022Novel FoodView documentCategory 3(2) (a)(v)
Peptide extract from olive pit (Olea europaea L.)22 April 2021Novel foodView documentCategory 3(2) (a)(iv)
Phellodendron chinensis C.K.Schneid. - bark8 August 2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(iv)
Pine cone (Pinus sylvestris) syrup18 June 2019Not novel when used as or in foods.View document 
Pleurotus eryngii dehydrated mycelium powder29 October 2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(ii)
Pleurotus ostreatus dehydrated mycelium powder29 October 2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(ii)
Polyporus umbellatus dehydrated mycelium powder29 October 2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(ii)
Preserved pine cones (Pinus sylvestris)25 May 2020Not novel in food supplements.View document 
Biomass of Propionibacterium freudenreichii15 December 2021Not novelView document 
Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) seed oil11 October 2021Novel when used as or in foods and food supplements.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(iv)
Product made from the seed coats of chickpeas (testa of Cicer arietinum seeds) and maize dextrin11 November 2021Not NovelView document 
Quercetin (95 %) derived from the pods and seeds of Dimorphandra mollis9 November 2021Novel when used as or in foodsView documentCategory 3(2) (a)(ii)
Rhamnogalacturonan-rich pectin hydrolysate21 January 2019Novel when used as or in foodsView documentCategory 3(2) (a)(iv)
Rice protein17 February 2022Not novelView document-
Roasted silver skin of coffee beans (testa of coffea sp.)30 June 2022Not novelView documentCategory 3(2) (a)(iv)
Selenium mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus).27 November 2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(vii)
Spent coffee grounds, defatted spent coffee grounds and defatted unused coffee grounds (from Coffea sp., mainly Coffea arabica L. and Coffea canephora (Robusta))22 March 2021Not NovelView document 
Tomato oleoresin extract of dry yellow tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) - Lumenato 10%13 November 2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(iv)
Torula yeast (Cyberlindnera jadinii)21 January 2022Not NovelView document 
Tuber (roots) of Cyperus esculentus from hydroponic culture3 November 2020Not novel when used as or in foods.View document 
Vitamin B12 mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus)27 November 2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2) (a)(vii)
Whey treated with UV radiation5 April 2022Not Novel FoodView document-