Novel foods

Information on novel foods, including novel food assessments, food from cloned animals and nanotechnology.

Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes (ACNFP)

The ACNFP is a non-statutory, independent body of scientific experts that advises the Food Standards Agency on any matters relating to novel foods (including genetically modified, GM, foods) and novel processes (including food irradiation).

The ACNFP carries out safety assessments of any novel food or process submitted for approval under Regulation (EC) No 258/97 (the ‘Novel Foods Regulation’).

More information about the ACNFP, including its evaluation reports, minutes of meetings and annual reports can be found at the link below. The annual reports explain the work the committee has undertaken during a given reporting year and provide a full list of ACNFP Members and any interests that they might have.

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