The EU International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF) has released guidance intended to assist industry with labeling provisions for insect-based foods. “While specific insect-based products are currently approved by certain Member States, it is foreseen that a number of novel food applications will be authorised by the European Commission in the near future – eliminating the barriers for the EU trade of edible insect-based products,” a press release states. The guidance includes instructions for nutrition and health claims, country of original labeling, allergen labels, food naming and ingredient listings.

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