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Novel Food Compliance in the UK – Finally, a Brexit Benefit?

The UK's Novel Foods industry is undergoing a transformative phase, particularly in the sustainable protein sector, with substantial global investment. Recognizing this, coupled with the strength of the domestic Food & Beverage and Life Science sectors, the UK government aims to revamp regulations, potentially placing the country at the forefront of the Novel Food industry. Pressured to deliver 'Brexit benefits,' the government prioritizes Novel Food authorization, seeking a transparent and efficient system. 

Proposed reforms include virtual sessions, early engagement, and improved communication, addressing longstanding criticisms of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The report outlines potential regulatory models, showcasing a clear shift toward a more innovative and responsive Novel Food regulatory landscape in the UK.


risk assessment, food standards agency, fsa, uk, eu legislation, european food safety authority, efsa, sustainability