NEN & CEN

What is the project about?  

Actively contribute in developing the Dutch and European standards for algae food and algae food products, aimed at future legislation.  

Why is this important? 

Europe is working on legislation for novel foods, one of which are algae as both raw material and as processed algae products. The process of developing European legislation includes different national working groups, includes a Dutch group. This legislation determines how we will handle algae products in the future and therefore we, as a sector, must determine now how we want to handle them and stay ahead of legislation, instead of behind.  

What are the objectives? 

Having European legislation that suits the (future) needs of the macro and micro algae sector  

What do we do in this project? 

Due to the importance for the sector, Noordzeeboerderij is member of the NEN to advocate the sector’s interests. Together with our community of seaweed sector members, we provide input for the technical reports in the process for the Dutch norm (NEN) and Europeans norms (CEN).  

What are the results so far? 

First concept of norms is published with active involvement of our community members. The concept is now up for further feedback by the sector. 

Who else are involved?  

Wageningen Food Safety Research, Olmix/Melspring, ECN, Cargill, Schuttelaar & partners (Micro-algenplatform), RVO, NEN 

This project suits our priorities… 

Farming & technology + Markets & Applications  

Finance: n.a 
Partners: 10 
Time: 2019  
Contact: Lotte  
Website: www.nen.nl  
 

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