Navigating Novel Food Regulation in EU

Dec. 5th, 2023

Cesare Varallo



In Europe, novel food refers to food or food ingredients that were not commonly consumed in the European Union before May 1997. The European Union has established a regulatory framework to ensure the safety and appropriate labelling of these novel foods. To bring a novel food to the EU market, food businesses must submit a comprehensive application to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) or the competent authority of a Member State. The application can be complex for those who have no experience in the EU market.

To help you better understand the EU novel food regulations and applications, ChemLinked invited Mr Cesare Varallo to share his insights. This webinar will equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to navigate the intricate EU novel food regulations and ensure a successful entry into one of the world’s largest and most lucrative markets.

Mr Cesare Varallo, a food lawyer with 10+ years of experience in this field, has a deep understanding of the regulatory landscape and will provide you with practical insights to streamline the authorization process, ensure safety and compliance, and maximize your market potential in the European Union.


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Key Topics Cover:
Understanding Novel Foods: Learn what constitutes a “novel food” in the EU and discover how it differs from “traditional foods from third countries”.
Regulatory Framework: Gain an in-depth understanding of the EU’s novel food regulation framework.
Authorization Process: Explore the step-by-step process for obtaining authorization to market your innovative ingredients and traditional foods in the EU, through the different approval paths.
Market Opportunities: Identify key opportunities and market trends in the EU for your unique products.
Q&A Session: Ask your questions and seek expert guidance on specific challenges or concerns related to accessing the EU market.


Date Time (GMT+8) World Clock Language
2023-12-05 22:00 ~ 23:00 Italy: 15:00  New York: 10:00 English


Cesare Varallo

Cesare Varallo

Mr.Varallo is a food lawyer in Italy and the founder of, an independent consultancy firm and online communication platform. Working at the intersection between law, science, technology and communication, he delivers strategic and actionable advice to his clients. In particular about food labelling and composition, food law interpretation, crisis management, food safety, food fraud prevention and import/export requirements over more than 90 markets. He is a well-recognized speaker and he is teaching food law-related matters at LUISS LL.M in Food Law in Rome, at Alma Mater in Bologna and at Michigan State University – Institute for Food Laws and Regulations.

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