The European Novel Food Regulation: An overlooked threat to the use of promising biodiversity - May 2003

Summary
The stringent food safety assessment for novel foods required by EU Regulation 258/97 places an unreasonably high burden of proof on those bringing traditional food products from the South to the EU market. The regulation has emerged as a non-tariff barrier for trade in neglected crops, which discourages investment in supply chains and marketing in target markets.

Author
Michael Hermann

Organization
CIP

Group
EU - NFR (Novel Food Regulation)

File type
PPT

File size
549 Kb

Topic
LEGISLATION AND STANDARDS

Underutilized species mentioned
Canarium indicum, Canarium ovatum, Lepidium meyenii, Morinda citrifolia, Stevia rebaudiana

Keywords
food basket, income generation, markets, new products, non tariff barriers to trade, policy, standards

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The European Novel Food Regulation: An overlooked threat to the use of promising biodiversity - May 2003


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