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House cricket becomes third insect authorized as food ingredient for the EU market

The Commission has authorized the marketing of house crickets (Acheta domesticus) as novel food in the EU. It is the third insect which has been successfully approved for consumption and follows previous authorisations given last July for the dried yellow mealworm, and in November for the migratory locust, reported The house cricket will be available in its entirety, either frozen or dried, and powder.