Novel Foods

Novel foods to be marketed in the EU are subject to safety evaluation by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 constitutes the legal basis for authorising and using a novel food in the EU.

A ‘Novel food’ is any food that was not used for human consumption to a significant degree within the EU before 15 May 1997 and which falls into one of the categories specified in the EFSA Guidance on novel foods.

EFSA requires the provision of toxicological information to carry out a safety evaluation of a novel food, including an assessment of genotoxicity and systemic toxicity. EFSA Guidance prescribes the process for designing, testing, and documenting the safety of a novel food.

SAXOCON provides you with everything you need to plan, test, and document compliance with regulatory requirements, including:

  • A plan to describe and justify your test strategy
  • The selection of appropriate laboratories, review of protocols, and monitoring of tests according to the requirements of the OECD Test Guidelines
  • A toxicological risk assessment of results

Why choose us?

SAXOCON services for novel food applicants give you access to:

  • Extensive expertise in EFSA requirements
  • A multidisciplinary team of highly skilled toxicologists
  • High-level experience with state-of-the-art toxicological evaluations according to international standards


SAXOCON compiles all toxicological documentation for the approval of your product.

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