FIAP will slow enzymes' progress to market

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The re-registration process and expected approval time for food enzymes under new European regulations mean innovations will take longer to reach consumers, says Novozymes’ regulatory expert.

New B2B labelling requirements under the European FIAP (Food Improvement Agents Package) have just come into force and now food enzyme makers are preparing dossiers for a new EU-wide approval process.

In the past, enzymes, used as processing aids, did not have to be approved in most countries, with the exception of Denmark and France.

Zenia Vittarp Domsten, senior regulatory manager at Novozymes believes her company is at an advantage since it has been complying with the Danish system for decades – even if the European dossiers are more detailed in some respects.

But she said there is some concern that the process, which takes just 6 months in Denmark, and is relatively smooth, will now be slower. This means it will take longer for innovations to get through to end consumers.

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