Insects as food and feed

Interest is growing in the potential benefits of using insects in food and animal feed, but there needs to be an assessment of the risks involved in the production, processing and consumption of this alternative source of protein.

The European Food Safety Authority has produced a risk profile that identifies the potential biological and chemical hazards and well as allergenicity and environmental hazards associated with the use of farmed insects as food and feed.

For more information, click here on www.efsa.europa.eu