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Efficacy is the main talking point as the EU Commission (EC) revises the EU feed additives regulation. That legislation (Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003) has not undergone an evaluation since its entry into force in October 2003. Elinor McCartney, president of food chain consultancy group, Pen & Tec, weighed in some of the outstanding issues.
The new regulations on novel foods come into force on 1 January 2018. Many people working in the nutrition industry feel positive about the EU’s new process for the approval of novel foods, new research by the organisers of Vitafoods Europe shows. However, experts are warning that there could be adverse implications for some companies’ intellectual property portfolios.