Arla Foods receives positive opinion from EFSA for its beta-lactoglobulin ingredient

EFSA’s opinion stated beta-lactoglobulin is safe and suitable for use in food products in the European Union. The European Commission is expected to grant final authorization later in the year.

Arla Foods Ingredients (Viby J, Denmark) received a positive opinion from European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for its novel food application for the company’s beta-lactoglobulin (BLG) ingredient, Lacprodan BLG-100. EFSA’s opinion stated BLG is safe and suitable for use in food products in the European Union. The European Commission is expected to grant final authorization later in the year.

“BLG is unique – in fact it’s basically a whole new protein category,” said Niels Østergaard, vice president, innovation at Arla Foods Ingredients, in a press release. “Its combination of purity, amazing nutritional quality and appealing taste will create a world of new opportunities in medical and sports nutrition. We’re delighted by this decision, and proud to have led the way in the development of a game-changing new ingredient.”

When this process is complete, Lacprodan BLG-100 will become Arla Foods Ingredients’ first product approved under the new Novel Food Regulation (EU) 2015/2283.