25-06-2018 ePlantLIBRA Webinar – 02/07/2018, 14.00 CEST (via GotoMeeting)
You are invited to join a webinar for 45 minutes to learn more about ePlantLIBRA with a walk through its contents followed by discussion on how to use the database for regulatory purposes and other applications.
Presenters will be
- Luca Bucchini – Hylobates Consulting S.r.l. è (IT): an expert in food and food supplement law, and a food risk scientist. In February 2003, Luca co-founded the Rome-based food and cosmetics consultancy Hylobates, providing advice to businesses, small and large, on compliance with EU law
- Jenny Plumb – Quadram Institute Biosciences (UK): a diet and health researcher, Jenny leads the development and compilation of eBASIS (http://ebasis.eurofir.org) and ePlantLIBRA databases
20-08-2015 PlantLIBRA paper published in Press in Food Chemistry
Title: “Intake of selected bioactive compounds from plant food supplements containing fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) among Finnish consumers”
Authors: Liisa Uusitaloa, Maija Salmenhaaraa, Merja Isoniemia, Alicia Garcia-Alvarezb, Lluís Serra-Majemb, c, d, Lourdes Ribas-Barbab, c, Paul Finglase, Jenny Plumbe, Pirkko Tuominena, Kirsti Savelaa,on behalf of the PlantLIBRA Project’s Plant Food Supplement Consumer Survey, 1ePlantLIBRA Database groups2
Paper available online from 20th August 2015
To go further: read here an article on Fennel supplements – why do Europeans take them and are they safe? published on nutraingredients.com on 25th August 2015. The article explores the consumption patterns and the safety of the fennel, based on the findings of the PlantLIBRA’s consumer survey conducted in 2014 in Finland, Germany, Italy, Romania, Spain and the UK.
16-07-2015 Quality control in the botanicals sector criticized by BBC investigation
A joint investigation conducted by the BBC’s Trust me, I’m a Doctor (Episode: Do herbal supplements contain what they say on the label?) and University College London (UK) has questioned quality control in the botanicals sector…read more here
15-05-2015 Botanicals Risk assessment training in the Mediterranean Area – BRAMA
read more here
26-03-2015 Paper on ePlantLIBRA published
Title: “ePlantLIBRA: A composition and biological activity database for bioactive compounds in plant food supplements”
Authors: J. Plumba, J. Lyonsb, K. Nørbyc, M. Thomasd, E. Nørbye, R. Pomsf, L. Bucchinig, P. Restanih, M. Kielyb, P. Finglasa, on behalf of the PlantLIBRA Consortia
26-03-2014 Introduction to ePlantLIBRA Workshop
On Wednesday 26th March 2014 the workshop Introduction to ePlantliBRA took place in Brussels. Click here to download the presentations of the speakers.