Guidelines For Insect-Based Food Labelling Established

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 | 278 Views


The International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF)—the EU umbrella organisation for the European insect production sector has published a guidance document on EU food labelling standards applicable to insects and insect-based products.

Eating insects could be the next trendy food topic due to its ecological and health benefits. Raising insects produces lesser greenhouse gases and uses lesser resources than animals and are also a good source of protein, fiber and fatty acids. Informa Market Insights has also indicated insect protein among the various meat alternative to look out for in 2019.

“Edible insects are popular in numerous countries across the globe and they are known to be a viable complementary source of proteins, minerals and vitamins. During the past years, more and more Europeans wish to integrate edible insects in their diet to combat nutrient deficiencies or as functional food,” said Bastien Rabastens, IPIFF Executive Committee Member.

 

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