Novel Food and Novel Food Ingredient Registration

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Novel Food and Novel Food Ingredient Registration



Novel foods or Novel Ingredients (new dietary ingredients) are defined as those foods/ingredients that have not had significant consumption to be considered safe and may include, depending on national regulation, all foods that have been obtained using innovative food technologies or that derived from animal, plants, microbes or minerals sources, not yet currently used for human consumption. Before a novel food can be legally marketed, it is required to have a pre-market safety assessment and or authorization or registration or listing (based on country specific regulations).

This applies to any food and food ingredient that hadn’t been used in the market for human consumption to a significant degree before a particular year (each country will have a different year). The food must also be either:

  • food ingredients with a new or intentionally modified primary molecular structure
  • micro-organisms, fungi, algae or cell culture
  • plants or animals
  • food produced by new production process that significantly changes the product nutritionally or in relation to the food safety risks
  • minerals or engineered nanomaterials

With a vast global presence and affiliate network, Freyr assists Novel food product manufacturers to register their products in the regulated markets like the EU, Australia and New Zealand, India, Singapore, and the USA.

Freyr Expertise and Advantages


Freyr Expertise

  • Preliminary feasibility assessment to determine suitability as Novel food/ Novel Ingredient/New dietary Ingredient
  • Novel food ingredient review – complete data review
  • Review of documents as per the guidelines of respective health authority for submission/ notification
  • Submission of application for Novel food registration
  • Communication and follow up with HA

Freyr Advantages

  • Cost-effective
  • End-to-end Regulatory consultation on Novel food registration, Novel food ingredient registration
  • Novel food registration and Novel food Ingredient identification and Regulatory consulting on registration process
  • Qualified team of experts with hands-on experience in Novel food registration, Novel Ingredient registration
  • Rapport with the HA for Novel food registration, Novel food Ingredient registration
  • Online submission expertise and Local Support expertise for Novel food registration, Novel Ingredient registration
  • Support for region-specific Regulatory complexities
  • Extensive partner network across the globe
  • Strong relationship with different health authorities