EU are talking to retailers and brands to provide information on exotic foods such as crickets and worm crisps.

This article titled “Insect snacks to undergo EU safety tests” was written by James Meikle, for guardian.co.uk on Wednesday 17th August 2011 12.58 UTC

Britons used to sing a nursery rhyme about swallowing a fly, bushtucker trials have become an excruciating staple of TV's “I'm a celebrity, get me out of here” and stores and online suppliers are selling exotic snacks such as crickets and worm crisps.

Now food standards watchdogs across the European Union are preparing to give them safety tests. Though such dishes are being increasingly seen as the food of the future for affluent as well as poorer societies, the European commission in Brussels and agencies in members states haven't a clue about how many citizens are now eating the foods.

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