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Following the evaluation of the European Food Safety Authority, the opinion on the frozen and dried migratory locust marks another important achievement for the edible insect sector. 

This opinion results from an application submitted by the Dutch company Fair Insects B.V. (a Protix company) back in December 2018. According to the NF process, the opinion will now be submitted to the European Commission who shall prepare a draft Regulation aiming at authorising the product for commercialisation within the EU. The latter text shall enjoy a favourable opinion of the EU Member States before its final adoption, which could take place before the end of the year 2021. 

For more information on the Novel Food and their related steps, have a look at the IPIFF Briefing Paper and at the abovementioned EFSA opinion.

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