Novel foods marketed in the EU are subject to safety evaluation by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Regulation (EU) No 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 a novel food’s toxicological information to conduct a safety evaluation, including assessing its 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
- Selecting appropriate laboratories, reviewing protocols, and monitoring tests according to the requirements in 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 with 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 necessary toxicological documentation for the approval of your product.
EFSA approved food enzymes.
Food Contact Materials
EU and FDA approved materials.
EFSA approved additives and flavourings.