Acacia rigidula versus other Acacia taxa: An alarming issue in the European novel food regulation and food supplement industry

Authors

  • Dorottya Koncz Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
  • Barbara Tóth Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
  • Tivadar Kiss Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
  • Orsolya Roza Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
  • Dezső Csupor Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Szeged, Szeged; Institute for Translational Medicine, University of Pécs, Pécs; Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33892/aph.2021.91.67-74

Keywords:

Acacia rigidula, counterfeit, safety, RASFF, food supplements, novel food

Abstract

Based on the signals recorded in the RASFF (Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed), Acacia rigidula is a repeat- edly emerging unauthorized ingredient in weight loss dietary supplements in the European Union. Although the fruit, bark and gum of Acacia nilotica can be marketed as food supplement, and the gum of Acacia senegal as food ingredient, A. rigidula is an unauthorized novel food in the European Union. Here we present the first systematic overview of the phyto- chemical and pharmacological data reported on safety and efficacy of A. rigidula.

Published

2021-11-11

How to Cite

(1)
Koncz, D.; Tóth, B.; Kiss, T.; Roza, O.; Csupor, D. Acacia Rigidula Versus Other Acacia Taxa: An Alarming Issue in the European Novel Food Regulation and Food Supplement Industry. Acta Pharm Hung 2021, 91, 67-74.

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Reviews