Jungle Bar Pulled Off The Shelves - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Jungle Bar Pulled Off The Shelves

Published January 19, 2016

Nanna Árnadóttir
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After only a week in Iceland’s supermarkets the Jungle Bar made with cricket flour has been pulled off the shelves, reports MBL.

The Jungle Bars have been removed because of new EU regulations regarding novelty foods that came into effect in Iceland in October last year.

New foods, such as the Jungle Bar, now need to pass a European Commission risk assessment test before being put on the market for consumption.

The company that make Jungle Bars, Crowbar, were not made aware of the new regulations and had no idea they had to go through this process before putting their product on the market.

“We have now handed over all the pertinent documents and are just waiting for an answer,” said one of Crowbar’s owners, Stefán Atli Thoroddsen. “It’s not exciting to put a product out on the market then hit the pause button right away but we expect an answer very soon and chances are that [the bars] will go back on the shelves next week.”

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