EU commission authorising the placing on the market of house cricket partially defatted powder as a novel food

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EU commission authorising the placing on the market of house cricket partially defatted powder as a novel food

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If you live in the EU, you better carefully read the ingredient list the next time you buy bread, biscuits, pasta, sauce, ... You can find the complete list below.

The legislation:

Article 1

(1)   Acheta domesticus (house cricket) partially defatted powder is authorised to be placed on the market within the Union.

Acheta domesticus (house cricket) partially defatted powder shall be included in the Union list of novel foods set out in Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470.

(2)   The Annex to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 is amended in accordance with the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

Only the company Cricket One Co. Ltd (10) is authorised to place on the market within the Union the novel food referred to in Article 1, for a period of 5 years from 24 January 2023, unless a subsequent applicant obtains an authorisation for that novel food without reference to the scientific data protected pursuant to Article 3 or with the agreement of Cricket One Co. Ltd.

Article 3

The scientific data contained in the application file and fulfilling the conditions laid down in Article 26(2) of Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 shall not be used for the benefit of a subsequent applicant for a period of 5 years from the date of entry into force of this Regulation without the agreement of Cricket One Co. Ltd.

Article 4

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.
The website of the authorized company:
https://www.cricketone.asia/
Description/Definition:

The novel food is partially defatted powder obtained from whole Acheta domesticus (house cricket) following a series of steps involving a 24 hours fasting period of the insects to allow them to discard their bowel content, the sacrifice of the insects by freezing, washing, thermal processing, drying, oil extraction (mechanical extrusion), and grinding.
Where this powder can be used (in a lot of preparations):
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source:
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content ... 32023R0005
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Re: EU commission authorising the placing on the market of house cricket partially defatted powder as a novel food

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Hard to tell if crickets etc are better or worse than all the other chemicals in products.

They are not vegetarian though, to my mind.
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Re: EU commission authorising the placing on the market of house cricket partially defatted powder as a novel food

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Why would anyone believe that the enemy would truthfully and accurately list what they are putting in our soylent green?
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