In 2015, the European Commission labeled edible insects as Novel Food. This meant that if insect breeders, processors and traders want to sell insects in Europe, they must apply for authorization from the EFSA. The BiiF members have joined forces and have now submitted three dossiers.

 

As soon as approval is given for a certain insect, products may be sold with these animals in it. Applications are made for the entire insect, but also other options such as powders, pastes, burgers and shakes.

Acheta domesticus –┬áhouse cricket

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Tenebrio molitor – mealworms

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Migratory locust – grasshopper

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