The European Food Safety Authority scientific opinion on a risk profile related to production and consumption of insects as food and feed

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Title: The European Food Safety Authority scientific opinion on a risk profile related to production and consumption of insects as food and feed
Authors: Finke, M.D. | Rojo, Santos | Roos, N. | van Huis, A. | Yen, A.L.
Research Group/s: Bionomía, Sistemática e Investigación Aplicada de Insectos Dípteros e Himenópteros
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ciencias Ambientales y Recursos Naturales | Universidad de Alicante. Centro Iberoamericano de la Biodiversidad
Keywords: European Food Safety Authority | Risk | Production | Consumption | Insects | Food | Feed
Knowledge Area: Zoología
Issue Date: 9-Dec-2015
Publisher: Wageningen Academic Publishers
Citation: Journal of Insects as Food and Feed. 2015, 1(4): 245-247. doi:10.3920/JIFF2015.x006
Abstract: The increased attention to the use of farmed insects as a novel protein source has raised the question of the safety of insects as human food and as animal feed. This was the background for the European Union (EU) Commission to mandate the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to conduct a review of the current knowledge about biological, chemical and environmental risks associated with production and consumption of insects. National authorities in some EU member states (Belgium, the Netherlands and France) have conducted national assessments (ANSES, 2015; FASFC, 2014; NVWA, 2014). However, in the EU, existing regulations constitute legal barriers for marketing insects for human consumption and as protein in animal feed for food producing animals.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/52114
ISSN: 2352-4588
DOI: 10.3920/JIFF2015.x006
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License 4.0
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.3920/JIFF2015.x006
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