FSA Consultation Letter, 19 August 2002
The Novel Food Regulation (EC) No 258/97 came into force on the 15th May 1997, introducing a statutory pre-market approval system for GM and non-GM novel foods that did not have a history of consumption in the European Union. Article 14 of this Regulation stipulates that five years from the date of its entry into force, the Commission should forward a report on its implementation to the European Parliament and the Council. The Commission has prepared a Discussion Paper on the evaluation of this Regulation, and has invited comments, which should be forwarded to SANCO-NOVELFOOD@cec.eu.int no later than the 30 September 2002.
Please note that the Commission intends to publish comments on its web page and remarks should be limited to a maximum length of two pages.
The Discussion Paper and a table of applications made under the Novel Food Regulation can be found on the Commissions website at http://www.europa.eu.int/comm/food/fs/novel_food/nf_index_en.html.