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Consultation process on novel food status

Name and description of the food concernedDate of publicationStatement on the food concernedReasons justifying the statementWhere 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)
5-Aminolevulinic acid phosphate (5-ALA phosphate)13 November 2023Novel foodView documentCategory 3(2)(a)(ii)
Apricot kernel drink and Fermented apricot kernel cream22 March 2021Not NovelView documentNot applicable
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)
Bactris gasipaes stem and fruit24 May 2023Not NovelView documentNot applicable
Biomass of Paecilomyces variotii2 September 2022Novel FoodView documentCategory 3(2)(a)(ii))
Bone powder produced from the bones of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)25 April 2023Not NovelView documentNot applicable
Bovine colostrum immunoglobulin concentrate23 November 2021Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2)(a)(vii)
Brewer's spent grain fiber (BSG-F) and brewer's spent grain protein (BSG-P)13 February 2023Not NovelView documentNot applicable
By-product of plant origin obtained from the extraction of lycopene from tomato16 July 2023Novel foodView documentCategory 3(2)(a)(iv) or Category 3(2)(a)(vii)
Cacao pulp juice31 July 2018Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2)(a)(iv)
Cannabidiol (CBD) isolate (purity is 98,56 %) dissolved in hemp oil27 September 2022Novel foodView documentCategory 3(2)(a)(iv)
Capsicum chinense31 January 2024Not Novel foodView documentNot applicable
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 extract31 January 2024Novel foodView documentCategory 3(2)(a)(iv)
CBD isolate and CBD extract31 January 2024Novel foodView documentCategory 3(2)(a)(iv)
CBD extract obtained by CO2 extraction31 January 2024Novel foodView documentCategory 3(2)(a)(iv)
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)
Cereal protein concentrate28 November 2023Not NovelView documentNot applicable
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 documentNot applicable
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 documentNot applicable
Cold pressed Nigella sativa seed oil10 December 2018Not NovelView documentNot applicable
Composed product derived from sea salt26 January 2024Not NovelView documentNot applicable
Concentrated fish oil high in long chain monounsaturated fatty acids extracted from mackerel and/or herring.17 August 2023Not NovelView documentNot applicable
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)
Creatine monohydrate17 July 2023Not Novel foodView documentNot applicable
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 butter5 April 2022Not Novel FoodView documentNot applicable
Desugared Fermented Orange Juice18 April 2023Not Novel FoodView documentNot applicable
DHA and EPA ethyl esters oil from Schizochytrium sp. microalga15 December 2022Novel FoodView documentCategory 3(2)(a)(ii) or Category 3(2)(a)(iv)
Dicholine L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (DCMTHF)9 June 2023Novel FoodView documentCategory 3(2)(a)(i)
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 documentNot applicable
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)
Extract of LMZ (Lutein, Meso-zeaxanthin, Zeaxanthin) 15 % in oil suspension15-09-2022Not Novel in food supplements.View documentNot applicable
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)
Fruits of the plant species Zanthoxylum piperitum4 July 2023Not Novel food.View documentNot applicable
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 documentNot applicable
Grifola frondosa dehydrated mycelium powder29 October 2019Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2)(a)(ii)
Hard tissue mass from Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) or from Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)6 December 2023Not NovelView documentNot applicable
Hard tissue mass from broiler chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus)6 December 2023Novel when used as or in foods.View documentCategory 3(2)(a)(v)
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 documentNot applicable
High purity pea (Pisum sativum) protein concentrate12 March 2024Not NovelView documentNot applicable
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)
Hydrolysed bovine cartilage product13 January 2023Not Novel food in food supplements.View documentCategory 3(2)(a)(v)
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)
Iron-enriched yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)31 January 2024Novel FoodView documentCategory 3(2)(a)(ii)
Kala Namak29 April 2021Not NovelView documentNot applicable
Lentil protein17 October 2023Not NovelView documentNot applicable
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 NovelView documentNot applicable
Lupin sprouts (powdered) enriched with iron24 May 2022Novel food.View documentCategory 3(2)(a)(vii)
Lyophilized Sus scrofa domestica brain3 April 2024Not Novel.View documentNot applicable
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 NovelView documentNot applicable
Mineral enriched fungal biomass (Aspergillus oryzae)5 February 2019Not NovelView documentNot applicable
Rhizopus oligosporus mycelium (in dried or fresh form and in powder)

7 June 2022

19 June 2022

Not Novel

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Not applicable
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)
Nicotinamide mononucleotide (purity is 95 – 99 %)11 October 2022Novel foodView documentCategory 3(2)(a)(i)
Non-concentrated aqueous infusion of Stevia rebaudiana leaves3 July 2023Not Novel foodView documentNot applicable
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 NovelView documentNot applicable
Olive Polyphenols7 November 2022Novel foodView documentCategory 3(2)(a)(iv)
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 NovelView documentNot applicable
Pea (Pisum sativum) Protein Hydrolysate and Soy (Glycine max) Protein Hydrolysate11 June 2020Not NovelView documentNot applicable
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 documentNot applicable
Plant-based product16 January 2023Novel foodsView documentCategory 3(2)(a)(ii)
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 documentNot applicable
Biomass of Propionibacterium freudenreichii15 December 2021Not NovelView documentNot applicable
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 documentNot applicable
Protein isolate from sunflower seeds (Helianthus annuus)5 July 2023Novel foodView documentCategory 3(2)(a)(iv)
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 documentNot applicable
Roasted silver skin of coffee beans (testa of coffea sp.)30 June 2022Novel when used as or in foodsView documentCategory 3(2)(a)(iv)
Sea cucumbers (Holothuria Fuscogilva, Holothuria whitmaiei and Holothuria scabra)12 April 2024Novel when used as or in foodsView documentCategory 3(2)(a)(v)
'Selenium enriched mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus)' and 'Vitamin B12 enriched mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus)'23 December 2022Not NovelView documentNot applicable
(young) shoots of wheat (Triticum aestivum) (wheatgrass)26 September 2023Not NovelView documentNot applicable
(young) shoots of sunflower (Helianthus annuus)26 September 2023Not NovelView documentNot applicable
(young) shoots of rye (Secale cereale) (ryegrass)26 September 2023Novel.View documentCategory 3(2)(a)(iv)
(young) shoots of oat (Avena sativa) (oatgrass)26 September 2023Novel.View documentCategory 3(2)(a)(iv)
Sodium hyaluronate produced by fermentation process24 February 2023Not Novel in food supplementsView documentNot applicable
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 documentNot applicable
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) seed oil (creamy)12 September 2023Novel food.View documentCategory 3(2)(a)(vii)
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 documentNot applicable
Tuber (roots) of Cyperus esculentus from hydroponic culture3 November 2020Not Novel when used as or in foods.View documentNot applicable
Very long chain fatty acid fish oil (VLCPUFA 5 fish oil)2 October 2023Not NovelView documentNot applicable
Whey treated with UV radiation5 April 2022Not NovelView documentNot applicable