Great news for the European algae industry

More than 20 algae species have been added to the EU Novel Food Status Catalogue. Thanks to collaborative efforts of the European Commission and EU Member States’ competent authorities, they can now be sold on the market as food or food supplements.  

It not only eliminates a bottleneck in the development of the sector, but also saves the industry significant time and money. This should result in a shortened process for the marketing authorisation of algae products, leading to an estimated cost savings of at least €10 million for the algae industry in the EU.