Novel foods

Coffee-leaf tea receives EU approval

Tea from coffee leaves has received EU approval.
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Tea from coffee leaves has received EU approval.

Tea made from coffee leaves can now be marketed in the European Union. The infusion made from coffee leaves of the species Coffea arabica L. and/or Coffea canephora Pierre ex A Froehner was approved as a traditional food from a third country. This category is one of the novel foods that are being tested prior to their market introduction.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) had set a maximum content of various substances per litre of infusion in the run-up to authorisation, but ha

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