THREE INSECTS ADMITTED IN SWITZERLAND AS FOODSTUFF ON FRIDAY 16.12.2016.

Swiss foodies will be able to buy insects such as mealworms, crickets and locusts for consumption, after approval from the government. The new revised food laws, which bring Switzerland into line with the European Union, will come into effect on May 1, 2017, the cabinet decided on Friday. From that date, all foodstuffs can be sold in Switzerland, as long as they are judged to be safe and respect legal regulations. Up to present, foodstuffs which were not specifically mentioned in Swiss law were banned. Mealworms, crickets and locusts, for example, could only be sold as pet food. From May next year insects can be sold legally throughout Switzerland. They will, however, be subject to an authorization to ensure their safety, the government said.

Source: The association Grimiam

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