Yesterday, we received a brief update from the Food Standards Agency regarding their decision on the novel food status of human placenta. They have not yet made a final decision and continue their deliberations. They are in the process of gathering more information for their managers and they also plan to consult the European Commission once they have a proposed way forward as their decision relates to European Legislation.
This is unfortunately the only informational type response we have received from them since July 2014 when IPEN submitted a lengthy dossier providing substantial evidence of placenta consumption in the European community before 1997 and numerous detailed arguments as to why IPEN’s services do not fall under novel food regulation.
We would very much prefer to be involved in their deliberations and we have suggested our involvement on several occasions, but our requests for involvement have been quickly averted. We are completely transparent and open for discussion and deliberation with the FSA should they wish to involve us further in their decision, as their decision directly affects the lives of our clients, our specialists and the freedom and future of available post-natal support in Europe.
The most effective form of delivering a community response is to continue to share our petition online, on Facebook, Twitter, blogs and by email to friends and family. All signatures on the IPEN Petition are sent directly to the novel food department of the FSA which sends a clear message of support for the future of placenta services in the European community. We need your help to continue to deliver our message.
We will continue to provide updates as and when they are received. We thank you for your ongoing support and encouragement.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DOWNLOAD AND SHARE THIS ‘KEEP CALM’ POSTER WE MADE TO HELP SUPPORT OUR CAMPAIGN: