IPIFF welcomes the second Commission’s Implementing Regulation authorising yellow mealworm as a novel food.

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 Tenebrio molitor 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 second EU-wide authorisation covering yellow mealworm insect food products. Novel food authorisations are indeed product specific.  The authorisation will come into effect on 1 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