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Johnston, Iowa, Nov. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has recently approved Biova's egg membrane ingredient as a Novel Food. â€œUnder EU regulations, any food that was not consumed â€œsignificantlyâ€ prior to May 1997 is considered a novel foodâ€¦â€ according to EFSA. Biova's eggshell membrane is the first of its kind to receive EU Novel Foods approval.
The EU market is very important and therefore Biova pursued Novel Food status for their patented water-soluble eggshell membrane ingredients. As the first to be approved, Biova will have exclusivity in the EU for a term of 5 years.
Biova's CEO, Pat Schneider, could not be happier with the news, stating, â€œThis is a tremendous achievement for Biova and a result of several years of teamwork. Providing the necessary documentation on the safety and efficacy of our ingredients and have this awarded with the approval will make a big impact in our international sales efforts.â€
Novel Foods approval means that companies can import Biova's ingredients into EU member countries without concern of being stopped at the borders. Amanda Orloske, Biova's Senior Director of Marketing & International Sales, also noted that â€œUS customers will also have a wider range of global expansion opportunities with our ingredients now.â€
About Biova, LLC.
Privately held and globally distributed, Biova is the market leader for water-soluble egg membrane (WSEM) ingredients offering proven health benefits: BiovaFlexâ„¢ for joint health; BiovaDermâ„¢ for skin care; and BiovaPlexâ„¢ for animal health. Biova's patented water soluble process creates expanded delivery options for consumer products, including functional foods, beverages, lotions and more. Years of dedicated investment, ongoing scientific research and leading-edge technology are at the core of these all-natural, ultra-pure, nutrient-rich ingredients. A focus on sustainable production, anchored by vertical integration with the largest egg producing and processing partners, assures Biova's unmatched raw material supplyâ€'the right combination of access and capability to drive opportunity and growth.