Published: March 26 2023
Clear labelling requirement
Food containing insect protein should be packaged with a message to consumers: "Attention! This food contains insect protein!" and should be sold only on designated shelf space.
Hungary's stance on insect protein
Hungary's Agriculture Minister István Nagy emphasized that Hungary faces no shortage of food or protein, and noted that Hungarian farmers have always supplied the country with fresh food of high quality made from the best ingredients.
The minister claims that the initiative to allow foods containing insect protein onto the common consumer market puts Hungary's gastronomic traditions and eating habits in danger.
Deadline for compliance
Food companies have a three-month grace period to comply with the new rules.