EU food watchdog approves bugs for human consumption, says report – Business Standard

Restaurant News
Photo: Nobelprize.org

Insects just moved a step closer to European dinner plates.
Dried yellow mealworm, the larval form of the mealworm beetle, is safe for human consumption in both its whole form and as a powder additive, the European Union’s food watchdog said Wednesday, ruling on an application by French insect farmer Micronutris.

The European Food Safety Authority’s opinion is a first step before officials consider whether to approve sales of snacks and other foods containing bugs.

Source: Thanks https://www.business-standard.com/article/international/eu-food-watchdog-approves-bugs-for-human-consumption-says-report-121011400068_1.html