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Decisions terminating the procedure

About the decisions

According to Article 10(6) of the novel food regulation, the Commission may terminate the procedure at any stage, and decide not to proceed with an update, where it considers that such an update is not justified.

In such cases, where applicable, the Commission shall take account of the views of Member States, the Authority's opinion and any other legitimate factors relevant to the update under consideration.

The Commission shall inform the applicant and all Member States directly of the reasons for not considering the update to be justified. The Commission shall make the list of such applications publicly available.

List of Decisions addressed to individual applicants for applications for which the update of the Union list was considered as not justified:

2019

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 10 January 2019, terminating the application procedure with regard to the authorisation of butterfly pea flower extract as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods authorised pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council (C (2019) 2 final).

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 25 April 2019, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of di-magnesium malate as a novel food without updating of the Union list of novel foods authorised pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council (C(2019) 3005 final).

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 30 April 2019, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of di-calcium malate as a novel food without updating of the Union list of novel foods authorised pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council (C(2019) 3102 final).

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 28 November 2019, terminating the application procedure with regard to the authorisation of viable embryonated eggs of the whipworm Trichuris suis as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods authorised pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council (C(2019) 8572 final).

2020

  • Commission Implementing Decisions of 13 May 2020 and of 31 July 2020, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market within the Union of a novel food and updating the Union list with regard to virgin olive oil solidified with beeswax pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council (C(2020) 3050 final and C(2020) 5185 final).

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 6 October 2020, terminating the procedure for authorising an extension of use of phytosterols as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council (C(2020) 6747 final).

2021

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 3 February 2021, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of selenite triglycerides as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods, pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council (C(2021) 456 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 4 June 2021, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of the water extract of Cistanche tubulosa stems as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council (C(2021) 3935 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 11 August 2021, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market within the Union of the novel food Schistocerca gregaria without updating the Union list of novel foods pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council (C(2021) 5883 final).

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 9 November 2021 terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of the ‘milk protein concentrate’ as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council (C(2021) 7866 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 6 December 2021, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market within the Union of the novel food dried leaves of Nuxia verticillata, without updating the Union list of novel foods pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council (C(2021) 8703 final).

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 6 December 2021, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market within the Union of the novel food ‘Coriolus versicolor’ without updating the Union list of novel foods pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council (C(2021) 8744 final).

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 7 December 2021, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market within the Union of the novel food dried Alphitobius diaperinus larva without updating the Union list of novel foods pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council (C(2021) 8751 final).

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 8 December 2021, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market within the Union of the novel food ‘insect-based products’, without updating the Union list of novel foods pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council (C(2021) 8821 final).

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 8 December 2021, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market within the Union of the novel food ‘mixture of plant extracts’ without updating the Union list of novel foods pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council (C(2021) 8822 final).

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 8 December 2021, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market within the Union of the novel food ‘cannabidiol’ without updating the Union list of novel foods pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council (C(2021) 8830 final).

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 9 December 2021, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market within the Union of the novel food ‘cannabidiol’ without updating the Union list of novel foods pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council (C(2021) 8865 final).

2022

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 21 March 2022, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market within the Union of the novel food cannabidiol (CBD) oil drops without updating the Union list of novel foods pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council (C(2022) 1583 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 21 March 2022, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market within the Union of the novel food strontium citrate without updating the Union list of novel foods pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council (C(2022) 1577 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 24 March 2022, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market within the Union of the novel food cannabidiol (CBD) products without updating the Union list of novel foods pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council (C(2022) 1711 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 24 March 2022, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market within the Union of the novel food natural chewing gum made from Saqqez (Pistacia atlantica subsp. mutica) without updating the Union list of novel foods pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council (C(2022)1713 final).

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 25 March 2022, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market within the Union of the novel food chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus) without updating the Union list of novel foods pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council (C(2022)1744 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 25 March 2022, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market within the Union of the novel food cannabinoids, with cannabidiol being the main component, from Cannabis sativa L. without updating the Union list of novel foods pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council )C(2022)1749 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 29 March 2022, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market within the Union of ground Cinnamomum loureirii Nees (Vietnamese cinnamon) as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council (C(2022)1830 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 29 March 2022, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market within the Union of the novel food human group-specific component (Gc) protein-derived macrophage activating factor (RCE-Protein) without updating the Union list of novel foods pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council (C(2022) 1828 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 30 March 2022, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market within the Union of the novel food Terminalia catappa without updating the Union list of novel foods pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council (C(2022) 1843 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 30 March 2022, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market within the Union of the novel food Cannabidiol (CBD) oil without updating the Union list of novel foods pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council (C(2022) 1855 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 30 March 2022, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market within the Union of the novel food whole and ground Tenebrio molitor larvae without updating the Union list of novel foods pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council (C(2022) 1860 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 5 April 2022, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market within the Union of the novel food cannabidiol (CBD) hemp oral drops without updating the Union list of novel foods pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council (C(2022) 2013 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 5 April 2022, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of cannabidiol (CBD) isolate as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022) 2014 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 7 April 2022, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market within the Union of the novel food Cannabidiol (CBD) oil without updating the Union list of novel foods pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council (C(2022) 2109 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 7 April 2022, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market within the Union of the novel food cannabidiol (CBD) without updating the Union list of novel foods pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council (C(2022) 2096 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 7 April 2022, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market within the Union of the novel food cannabidiol (CBD) supplements, oils and powders without updating the Union list of novel foods pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council (C(2022) 2083 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 7 April 2022, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market within the Union of the novel food Acheta assimilis (common American black cricket) without updating the Union list of novel foods pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council (C(2022) 2087 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 7 April 2022, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of Cannabis sativa L. cannabidiol (CBD) isolate as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022) 2124 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 7 April 2022, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of a hemp plant (Cannabis sativa L.) extract containing cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022) 2106 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 8 April 2022, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market within the Union of the novel food serrapeptase without updating the Union list of novel foods pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council (C(2022) 2085 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 8 April 2022, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of dry parts of hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) plant, including leaves and flowers, as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022) 2088 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 12 April 2022, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market within the Union of the novel food cannabidiol (CBD) tincture without updating the Union list of novel foods pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council (C(2022) 2218 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 20 April 2022, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of Wolffia globosa powder as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022) 2363 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 25 April 2022, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of cannabidiol (CBD) water soluble powder as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022)2490)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 16 May 2022, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of dry parts, including leaves, of Cannabis sativa L. as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022)3071 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 19 May 2022, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of cannabidiol (CBD) infused lemongrass oil as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022)3176 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 19 May 2022, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of cannabidiol (CBD) oil as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022)3190 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 19 May 2022, terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of cannabidiol (CBD) isolate from Cannabis sativa L. as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022)3197 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 31 May 2022 terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of cannabidiol (NF/2018/0748) as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022) 3410 final).
  • Commission Implementing Decision of 31 May 2022 terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of colloidal minerals as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022) 3415 final).

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 31 May 2022 terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of sporopollenin shells from Lycopodium clavatum as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022) 3423 final).

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 2 June 2022 terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of cannabidiol (NF/2018/0805) as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022) 3475 final).

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 5 July 2022 terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of Schizochytrium sp. (ATCC-20889) oil as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022) 4510 final).

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 29 July 2022 terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of cannabidiol (NF/2019/0924) as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022) 5343 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 1 August 2022 terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of cannabidiol (NF/2018/0808) as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022) 5392 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 3 August 2022 terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of cannabidiol (NF/2019/1007) as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022) 5466 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 3 August 2022 terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of cannabidiol (NF/2019/1006) as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022) 5469 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 3 August 2022 terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of cannabidiol (NF/2019/0900) as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022) 5493 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 3 August 2022 terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of hemp oil extract containing cannabinoids (NF/2019/0915) as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022) 5494 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 19 October 2022 terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of Quebracho extract as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022) 7323 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 19 October 2022 terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of Slim Rite as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022) 7321 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 19 October 2022 terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of isosteviol as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022) 7350 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 19 October 2022 terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of edible insects as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022) 7331 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 19 October 2022 terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of aromatic oil as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022) 7322 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 20 October 2022 terminating the procedure for authorising an extension of use of chia seeds (Salvia hispanica) as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022) 7348 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 20 October 2022 terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of Epimedium Sagitatum as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022) 7333 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 27 October 2022 terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of zinc-L-carnosine as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022)7568 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 16 November 2022 terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of cannabidiol (NF/2021/0090) as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022) 8094 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 16 November 2022 terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of cannabidiol (NF/2021/1070) as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022) 8082 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 17 November 2022 terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of cannabidiol (NF/2021/0072) as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022) 8145 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 17 November 2022 terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of cannabidiol (NF/2021/2470) as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022) 8139 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 17 November 2022 terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of L-theanine (NF/2021/2319) as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022) 8113 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 17 November 2022 terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of phytocannabinoid rich oil extracted from Cannabis sativa L. (NF/2020/1536) as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022) 8120 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 17 November 2022 terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of the berries of Synsepalum dulcificum (Richadella dulcifica) (NF/2019/1362) as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods C(2022) 8103 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 17 November 2022 terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of cannabidiol extracted from Cannabis sativa L. (NF/2019/1323) as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022) 8104 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 17 November 2022 terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of cannabidiol isolate from Cannabis sativa L. (NF/2021/2429) as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022) 8083 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision 17 November 2022 terminating of the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of cannabidiol (NF/2021/0073) as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022) 8114 final)

  • Commission Implementing Decision of 23 November 2022 terminating the procedure for authorising the placing on the market of dried coffee cherry husk (cascara) from Coffea arabica L. as a novel food without updating the Union list of novel foods (C(2022)8307