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The International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed is very pleased about the publication of the Commission’s Implementing Regulation authorising frozen, dried and powder forms of Acheta domesticus as a novel food.

This novel food authorisation, based on the Dutch company Fair Insects B.V. (a Protix company) application back in 2018, is the first authorisation covering #housecricket. The authorisation will come into effect on 3 March 2022.

For more information, please consult the Implementing Regulation. For more information on the Novel Food process, have a look at the IPIFF’s FAQs on edible insects and IPIFF’s Briefing Paper here.

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