Macroalgae as food and feed ingredients in the Baltic Sea region –regulation by the European Union
Our next output of the seaweed project GRASS is available! The EU regulation report of seaweed as food and feed.
Under the lead of Moona Rahikainen and Baoru Yang (both University of Turku) an inventory and dossier of existing relevant EU food safety legislation and its national application has been prepared in a report form.
Seaweed usage in Europe has been minor but interest towards its consumption is increasing. Also the European Commission (EC) has recognized macroalgae as important marine resource with potential as food and feed. The use of macroalgae as food and feed in the European Union (EU) is under regulation by the EU food and feed legislation. This report summarizes the EU policy framework that regulates the use of macroalgae as food and feed in the EU member countries. Moreover, this report gives a brief overview of the seaweed production in Europe and the use of macroalgae as food in the Baltic Sea region.
Banner picture University of Tartu.