IPIFF position on the revision of EU food hygiene legislation and import rules for insects as food
As EU umbrella organisation for the insect production sector, IPIFF welcomes the establishment of harmonised rules to spell out hygiene requirements and EU import conditions for food insect products.
Implementation of EU Regulation 2015/2283 on ‘novel foods’
IPIFF considers that the establishment of harmonized rules for the marketing of insect products is a ‘step in the right direction’: while insects have the potential to become a major source of protein in Europe, insect producers primarily rely on a ‘solid’ & ‘stable’ EU regulatory framework to plan their investment & marketing activities throughout the continent.
The use insect proteins as animal feed
IPIFF believes that insects will soon constitute a reliable alternative or addition to fishmeal feed formulae for aquaculture: insect nutritional characteristics (e.g. protein content, amino acid profile and/or digestibility levels) are indeed comparable to those of fishmeal products, making them a pertinent substitute or addition in the diet of certain fish species (e.g. trout or Atlantic Salmon) or shellfish (e.g. shrimps).