Sara Lewis is a Brussels-based freelance journalist who writes for IEG Policy on European food regulatory issues.
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A trio of implementing laws that the Commission adopted on 20 March are the first updates to the Union list of approved novel foods under the new regulation that took effect on 1 January this year.
The Commission has adopted an implementing regulation setting out the steps applicants need to follow to clarify that their products are novel foods or ingredients and crucially how to claim confidentiality for key data.
The European Commission has revised a controversial draft implementing regulation on origin labelling of the main ingredient when its source country or region differs from that on the label of the food as a whole, which is being put to member states for a vote on 22 March.