Vitamin D2 yeast concentrate. EC No. 135

May 2012: Application from Lallemand for the authorisation of Vitamin D2 yeast concentrate under the Novel Food Regulation (EC) 258/97. Under evaluation.

The applicant intends that the novel food, which is treated with UV to enhance the of vitamin D2 present, will be used primarily in the leavening of bread and in food supplements.

Before any new food product can be introduced on the European market, it must be rigorously assessed for safety. In the UK, the assessment of novel foods is carried out by an independent committee of scientists appointed by the Food Standards Agency, the Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes (ACNFP).

Following an initial public consultation period and the discussion of this application by the committee at its meetings between April and August the Committee has formulated a positive opinion on this Vitamin D2 yeast concentrate.