Novel Foods - Impact assessment

26-09-2014

This research paper was undertaken at the request of the European Parliament’s Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI). It provides a complementary impact assessment, reviewing and updating the 2008 European Commission Impact Assessment of a proposal for a Regulation replacing Regulation (EC) No. 258/97 on Novel Foods and Novel Food Ingredients. In particular, it assesses the impacts of the Commission’s 2013 proposal on the various parties concerned, i.e., EU-level and Member State-level decision-makers, European consumers, and the food industry. This complementary impact assessment focuses on key aspects of the 2013 proposal, namely: the scope of its ‘Novel Foods’ definition; the efficiency and the impact of the centralised authorisation procedures on the various parties concerned; the role of national authorities and agencies in the centralised system, and the proposed Regulation’s coherence with other EU regulatory requirements.

This research paper was undertaken at the request of the European Parliament’s Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI). It provides a complementary impact assessment, reviewing and updating the 2008 European Commission Impact Assessment of a proposal for a Regulation replacing Regulation (EC) No. 258/97 on Novel Foods and Novel Food Ingredients. In particular, it assesses the impacts of the Commission’s 2013 proposal on the various parties concerned, i.e., EU-level and Member State-level decision-makers, European consumers, and the food industry. This complementary impact assessment focuses on key aspects of the 2013 proposal, namely: the scope of its ‘Novel Foods’ definition; the efficiency and the impact of the centralised authorisation procedures on the various parties concerned; the role of national authorities and agencies in the centralised system, and the proposed Regulation’s coherence with other EU regulatory requirements.