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Insect like food, Europe’s first ok

Byeditorial

May 4, 2021

The EU authorizes an insect as food for the first time. The committee on plants, animals, food and feed, composed of representatives of the Member States and the Commission, gave yesterday, the EU executive communicates today, an opinion in favor of the legal act authorizing the placing on the market of dried Tenebrione larvae miller (Tenebrio molitor), a Beetle better known as a mealworm, as food for humans. The worms will need to be used whole, dried, as a snack or as an ingredient, in a variety of food products.