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Italy Bans EU-Approved Use of Insect Flour in Pasta and Pizza



At the same time, and in an intriguing move, Italy has also applied for its cuisine to be placed on the UNESCO list for Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Earlier this year, the European Union (EU) a[[roved the us of partially defatted powder of Acheta Domesticus (the house cricket) to the region’s food market..essentially in the form of insect flour.

The E.U. Commission passed the application presented in 2019 by the Cricket One Company. Now, food producers can use the powder in the production of several foods, including pizza and pasta-based products, nuts and oilseeds, snacks and sauces, meat preparations and soups, multigrain bread and rolls, crackers and breadsticks, cereal bars, dry pre-mixes for baked products, biscuits, processed potato products, legume- and vegetable-based dishes, whey powder, maize flour-based snacks, beer-like beverages and chocolate confectionery.

The go-ahead came on the heels of the scientific opinion expressed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which verified and approved the safety of the new powder.





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