Nutrition networks

Novel Foods

The role of the NF Network is to provide a platform for the scientific cooperation between risk assessors of the EU Member States and EFSA in collaboration with the European Commission (EC), and to enhance risk assessment practices in the areas of novel foods including traditional foods from third countries in the framework of Regulation (EU) 2015/2283.

Specifically, the NF Network aims to:

  • Facilitate exchange of information, discussion and consultation, and enhance collaboration in the area of novel foods;
  • Harmonise methodology for searching for information and commenting on notifications for traditional foods from third countries, and harmonise the approach to streamline submission of duly reasoned safety objections for notifications of traditional foods from third countries;
  • Avoid duplication of work