[8 December/ Global Meat]

The European Union Food Industry Association has revised their novel food regulations which would come into force from 1 January 2018. FoodDrinkEurope Communications Director, Florence Ranson said the revision of the regulations was an important element to stimulate innovation in the food industry. Ms Ranson added that the regulation included important amendments to the legislation from 1997, such as the simplification and speeding up of the authorisation process and data protection provisions. Ms Ranson explained that these developments would protect the interests of companies producing new products.