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April 03, 2018

EU Regulation n. 2018/460 - Food supplements: allowed the use of three herbal roots extract (Cynanchum wilfordii Hemsley, Phlomis umbrosa Turcz and Angelica gigas Nakai)

The European Commission, with the EU Regulation of 21 March 2018 n. 469, authorized the placing on the market, as a novel food product, of the extract of three herbal roots (Cynanchum wilfordii Hemsley, Phlomis umbrosa Turcz and Angelica gigas Nakai) in food supplements for the adult population.

The Regulation will apply from 11 April 2018.


Provisions envisaged by EU Regulation no. 2018/469

The new EU Regulation provides that the extract of the three herbal roots (Cynanchum wilfordii Hemsley, Phlomis umbrosa Turcz and Angelica gigas Nakai), can be used in food supplements for the adult population, in concentrations not exceeding 175 mg / day.

Indication to be reported on the label of food supplements

The name of the new food on the label of food products containing it is "extract of three herbal roots (Cynanchum wilfordii Hemsley, Phlomis umbrosa Turcz. And Angelica gigas Nakai)".

The labeling of food supplements containing the extract of the mixture of three herbal roots must also show next to the list of ingredients that the extract is not suitable for people with a celery allergy.