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 ( 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 UusitaloaMaija SalmenhaaraaMerja IsoniemiaAlicia Garcia-AlvarezbLluís Serra-Majemb, c, dLourdes Ribas-Barbab, cPaul FinglaseJenny PlumbePirkko TuominenaKirsti 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 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

Available here

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.