In reference to the information about the new regulations that are given by the Novel Food to the <<red blueberry powder extract (Vaccinium macrocarpon)>>, we inform you that the resolution published and collected in the Regulations (CE) nº 2018/1631 authorise the commercialization of <<red blueberry powder extract in food supplements to a maxium level of 350 mg/day. These Regulations are applied exclusively to the red blueberry extract presented by the applicant, rich in phenolic components, soluble in water, obtained by an ethanolic extraction from the extract of healthy and ripe blueberry juice, Vaccinium macrocarpon.
Said Regulations authorise the new ingredient <<red blueberry powder extract>> as Novel Food, based on a list of specifications and fabrication process. These characteristics must be extrictly adjusted to be classified as <<red blueberry powder extract>>
– Any blueberry extract having the same specifications but a diffrent fabrication precess will not be under the Regulations (CE) nº 2018/1631, therefore our Vaccinium macrocarpon extract will not be under that Regulations. (Flow chart attached)
– Any blueberry extract having the same fabrication process but diffrent specifications will not be under the Regulation (CE) nº 2018/1631 therefore our Vaccinium macrocarpon extract will not be under that Regulations.
– We can confirm there is no further limitations to keep using our Vaccinium macrocarpon extract as you have been doing until now.
We hope this information was of any usefulness.
Quality assurance department.