UK: New FSA evaluation finds minimal safety risk from edible insects
According to an evaluation conducted by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), edible insects sold in the United Kingdom pose low risk to the public. FSA experts looked at allergens, microbial, and heavy metal contamination in seven edible insects (i.e. black soldier fly, yellow mealworm, house cricket, banded cricket, migratory locust, desert locust, and smaller mealworm) currently available on the UK market.
Due to a lack of consumption data on edible insects in the UK, a thorough exposure evaluation was not conducted.