Last updated:
27 March 2017
March 2017 - Application from BioActor B.V for Bonolive®, an olive leaf extract to be approved for use in the European Union (EU) as a food ingredient under Regulation (EC) 258/97

Bonolive® is an extract rich in polyphenol compounds prepared from the leaves of the olive tree (Olea europaea L). The fruit of O. europaea L is widely consumed as the common olive and is used to produce olive oil with the polyphenol compounds from  the olive tree having been consumed for many years.

The applicants intention is to market Bonolive® in a range of food categories aimed at the adult population, including yoghurts, bakery products, beverages, functional foods and food supplements.

On 23 June, the EU Referendum took place and the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Until exit negotiations are concluded, the UK remains a full member of the European Union and all the rights and obligations of EU membership remain in force. During this period the Government will continue to negotiate, implement and apply EU legislation. It will be for the Government, under the Prime Minsiter, to begin negotiations to exit the EU. The outcome of these negotiations will determine what arrangements apply in relation to EU legislation and funding in future once the UK has left the EU.

Comments on this application are requested from the public to assist in informing the committee. Any comments on this application should be emailed to the ACNFP secretariat at by 16 April 2017 and will be passed to the committee to assist in informing its assessment of this novel food ingredient.

All views/comments received by the FSA will be made available for public examination as part of the Committees consideration of the application. If you would prefer your comments not to be made publicly available, please indicate this in your response.