Botanicals - mainly plants but also algae, fungi (mushrooms) and lichens - have gained popularity as ingredients in food supplements that are sold in retail stores but also on the internet. Botanicals are lately also collected from the wild and used in ordinary food.
However, some botanicals or botanical preparations may pose a risk to human health, and safety data on botanicals is usually limited compared to data for e.g. assessment of food additives. Also data on constituents and potential toxic effects of wild plants are limited compared to data on cultivated food plants.
Safety assessment of botanicals and preparations thereof used in food supplements is not subject to EU regulation but to management by national food authorities in member states.
Join the international conference on botanicals in food to gain knowledge and participate in discussions about state-of-the-art risk assessment and regulation.
The conference is relevant to universities, research institutions, regulatory bodies, food control institutions, the media and companies working in the field.
The conference is organised by the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark (host), in cooperation with
the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) and the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in Germany.
Please note, the deadline for this event has lapsed.