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Plants and parts of plants used in food supplements: an approach to their safety assessments.
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PMID:  21169669     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
In Italy most herbal products are sold as food supplements and are subject only to food law. A list of about 1200 plants authorised for use in food supplements has been compiled by the Italian Ministry of Health. In order to review and possibly improve the Ministry's list an ad hoc working group of Istituto Superiore di Sanità was requested to provide a technical and scientific opinion on plant safety. The listed plants were evaluated on the basis of their use in food, therapeutic activity, human toxicity and in no-alimentary fields. Toxicity was also assessed and plant limitations to use in food supplements were defined.
Brunella Carratù; Elena Federici; Francesca R Gallo; Andrea Geraci; Marco Guidotti; Giuseppina Multari; Giovanna Palazzino; Elisabetta Sanzini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annali dell'Istituto superiore di sanità     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0021-2571     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Ist. Super. Sanita     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502520     Medline TA:  Ann Ist Super Sanita     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  370-88     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica Veterinaria e Sicurezza Alimentare, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena 299, Rome, Italy.
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