BlackGrain from Yellow Fields™ is approved to be placed on the EU market as of 23.02.2021

The Authorising Regulation was published in the Official Journal of the European Union 02.02.2021.

The European Commission defines Novel Food as food that had not been consumed to a significant degree by humans in the EU before May 1997, when the first regulation on novel food came into force. Novel Food can be newly developed, innovative food, food produced using new technologies and production processes, as well as food which is or has been traditionally eaten outside of the EU.

Achieving a place on the EFSA Novel Foods list has required a commitment to a rigorous approval process. On 31 December 2018, our company Apetit, formerly Avena Nordic Grain Oy, submitted an application to the Commission and today, a little more than 2 years later, we are proud to state that the process has successfully been completed.

Defined food categories and dosage levels now available

Due to the Novel Food status of BlackGrain from Yellow Fields™, it is required that the end consumer product, in which this ingredient is present, complies with some conditions and requirements covered by the approval. You can easily check the publication, with annexes, regarding food categories, maximum dosage levels and labelling requirements.

Food products containing BlackGrain from Yellow Fields™ should be labelled with the defined ingredient name “Partially defatted Rapeseed powder”. How the ingredient is called in other official EU languages can be found in the Offical Journal of the European Union.

Here you can find the regulation authorising Partially defatted rapeseed powder: EUR-Lex – 32021R0120 – EN


We are more than happy to assist you with any query you may have regarding our BlackGrain from Yellow Fields™.