ARCHIVE – Buffalo mealworms that have been prepared for processing into mealworm meal are in a bowl. Photo: Federico Gambarini / dpa
This was preceded by a scientific evaluation by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
The mealworms that have now been approved are considered a new type of food and, according to the EU Commission, can be used as a snack or ingredient – for example in protein and noodle products or biscuits. Products that were hardly consumed before May 15, 1997 are considered novel foods.