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New Foodstuffs and New Ingredients Ordinance.

Type of law

The present Ordinance transposes the Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council on novel foods, amending Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council into German law. Articles 1 establishes that the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Foodstuff Safety is the competent authority to enforce the afore-mentioned EU Regulation. This Regulation lays down rules for the placing of novel foods on the market within the European Union. The purpose of these provisions is to ensure the effective functioning of the internal market while providing a high level of protection of human health and consumers' interests. As a general principle, novel foods must be safe and if their safety cannot be assessed and scientific uncertainty persists, the precautionary principle shall be applied. The text consists of 2 articles.
Long title of text
Ordinance implementing EC directives concerning new foodstuffs and new ingredients for foodstuffs.
Date of text
Serial Imprint
Bundesgesetzblatt, Part II, No. 66, 6 October 2017, p. 3520.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Verordnung zur Durchf hrung gemeinschaftsrechtlicher Vorschriften ber neuartige Lebensmittel und Lebensmittelzutaten(Neuartige Lebensmittelund Lebensmittelzutaten-Verordnung - NLV).