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EC’s aloe extracts ban raises further questions as industry assesses implications

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Food Labelling Services comments:

On 4 March 2020, the European Commission published a draft regulation prohibiting certain substances obtained from aloe plants from being used as ingredients in food products and supplements. Specifically, the draft regulation proposes that hydroxyanthracene derivatives including aloe-emodin and emodin, a structurally-related substance called danthron, and aloe extracts that contain these substances should be added to the list of prohibited substances and ingredients set out in Annex III, Part A of Regulation (EC) No 1925/2006, which governs the addition of vitamins and minerals and certain other substances to foods.