CIR Experts Find Brown Algae Data Lacking, Finalize ‘Safe’ Position On Ginkgo Biloba Ingredients
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
The expert panel concluded its safety assessment of Ginkgo biloba ingredients, plus four other ingredients/groups, and advanced six tentative safety reports at its Sept. 24-25 meeting in Washington. Currently available data are insufficient to determine the safety of 82 brown algae ingredients, the panel says.
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