Some publications arising from PlantLIBRA

Intake of selected bioactive compounds from plant food supplements containing fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) among Finnish consumers
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

ePlantLIBRA: a composition and biological activity database for bioactive compounds in plant food supplements
J. Plumba, J. LyonsbK. NørbycM. ThomasdE. NørbyeR. PomsfL. BucchinigP. RestanihM. KielybP. Finglasa, on behalf of the PlantLIBRA Consortia

Adverse effects of Plant Food Supplements and botanical preparation: Data collected during the EU project PlantLIBRA (2016) Toxicology Letters 258(Supplement): S23-S24 Patrizia Restani, Alessandro Ceschi, Gianfranco Frigerio, Francesca Colombo, Saskia Lüde, Hugo Kupferschmidt, Chiara Di Lorenzo

In vitro evaluation of the genotoxic potential of plant food supplements (PFS) containing alkenylbenzene compounds (2014) Toxicology Letters 229(Supplement): S178-S179 L. Marabini, C.L. Galli, S.J.P.L. van den Berg, M. Marinovich

Chemical analysis of estragole in fennel based teas and associated safety assessment using the Margin of Exposure (MOE) approach (2014) Food and Chemical Toxicology 65: 147-154 Suzanne J.P.L. van den Berg, Wasma Alhusainy, Patrizia Restani, Ivonne M.C.M. Rietjens

Review of existing experimental methods for assessing the outcome of plant food supplementation on immune function (2013) Journal of Functional Foods 5(4): 1554-1565 Dalu Mancama, Dashnie Naidoo, Patrizia Restani, Paolo Meoni

Development and validation of HPLC method to measure active amines in plant food supplements containing Citrus aurantium L (2014) Food Control 46: 136-142 Chiara Di Lorenzo, Ariana Dos Santos, Francesca Colombo, Enzo Moro, Mario Dell’Agli, Patrizia Restani

Matrix-derived combination effect and risk assessment for estragole from basil-containing plant food supplements (PFS) (2013) Food and Chemical Toxicology 62: 32-40 Suzanne J.P.L. van den Berg, Verena Klaus, Wasma Alhusainy, Ivonne M.C.M. Rietjens

Metabolic Syndrome and Inflammation: A critical review of in vitro and benefit assessment of plant food supplements (2013) – DOWNLOAD – Chiara Di Lorenzo, Mario Dell’Agli, Elisa Colombo, Enrico Siangiovanni, Patrizia Restani Dipartimento di Scienze Farmacologiche e Biomolecolari, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Balzaretti 9, 20133 Milan, IT

Plant Food Supplements with Anti-Inflammatory Properties: A systematic review – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition 53(4): 403-413 (2013) – DOWNLOAD – Chiara Di Lorenzo, Mario Dell’agli, Mihaela Badea, Lorena Dima, Elisa Colombo, Enrico Sangiovanni, Patrizia Restani & Enrica Bosisio

Plant Food Supplements with Anti – Inflammatory Properties: A systematic review II  – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 53: 507–516 (2013) – DOWNLOAD – Chiara Di Lorenzo, Mario Dell’agli, Mihaela Badea, Lorena Dima, Elisa Colombo, Enrico Sangiovanni, Patrizia Restani & Enrica Bosis

PlantLIBRA: Useful overview and international tool for science-based decision making by regulators and food chain operators – DOWNLOAD – Poster presented at the “5th National Symposion of Ethnopharmacology” organised by Romanian Society of Ethnopharmacology in collaboration with “Transilvania” University (UNIT). Braşov (RO), 21th-23rd June 2013 – Angela Marculescu, Mihaela Badea, Monica Florescu, Lorena Dima, Liliana Rogozea, Gheorghe Coman, Mihaela Constantinescu, Marinella Trovato, Patrizia Restani – Transilvania University of Brasov, Brasov, Romania; Società Italiana Scienze e Tecniche Erboristiche, Milano, Italy; Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy.

Book of abstracts: Healthy nutrition and public health
, 13-16th May 2011 – DOWNLOAD

  1. The role of bioavailibility on benefit assessment associated with the intake of plant food supplements
    Patrizia Restani, Chiara Di Lorenzo, Francesca Uberti – Universita degli Studi di Mila, IT
  2. Risk – benefit assessment of plant food supplements : a review of existing approaches
    Luca Bucchini, Antonella Guzzon – Hylobates Consulting, srl, IT
  3. Navigating the regulatory maze to evaluate the safety and efficacy of novel food supplements from south african plants
    Paolo Meoni, V.Maharaj, G. Fouche – CSIR Biosciences, ZA
  4. Evaluation of amperometric enzyme-based biosensors for heavy metals ions detection in food and food supplements – Poster
    Monica Florescu, Luminita David, Mihaela Badea – Transilvania University of Brasov & University of Bucharest, RO

Flavonoids and alkenylbenzenes: New concepts in bioactivation studies (2011) Chemico-Biological Interactions 192(1-2): 87-95 Ivonne M.C.M. Rietjens, Wasma Al Huseiny, Marelle G. Boersma

Identification and quantification of illegal active compounds in plant food
, 10-12th October 2011 – DOWNLOAD
Ariana Dos Santos, Chiara Di Lorenzo, Enzo Moro, Patrizia Restani –  Dept. Pharmacological Sciences, Università degli Studi di Milano (IT) and Donatella Caruso, Federic Abbiati, Flavio Giavarini – Research Centre for the Characterization and Safe use of Natural Compounds, “Giovanni Galli”, Università degli Studi di Milano (IT)

ePlantLIBRA: validated scientific information on PlantLIBRA compounds – DOWNLOAD
Plumb (1), Bell (2), Nørby (3), Thomas (4), Conte (5), Gry (8), Nørby (6), Black (7), Kiely (7) & Finglas (1) *

  1. Institute of Food Research, United Kingdom
  2. EuroFIR AISBL, Brussels, Belgium
  3. Polytec, Niva, Denmark
  4. Food and Environment Research Agency, United Kingdom
  5. International Association for Cereal Science and Technology, Austria
  6. The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark
  7. University College Cork, Ireland
  8. Consultant in Food Safety, Denmark

* On behalf of the members of PlantLIBRA work package 6, Institute of Food Research, Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich, NR4 7UA (UK). Poster that has been printed and will be presented at the 9th International Food Data Conference, Norwich 14-17th September 2011

PlantLIBRA Supplement Issue n°12 Food & Function – DOWNLOAD

Plant food supplements: levels of intake, benefit and risk assessment
Second International Conference  of Analytical and Nanoanalytical Methods for Biomedical and Environmental Sciences IC-ANMBES 2012, Transilvania University of Brasov (RO); 24-27th May 2012.

Publication 1  – DOWNLOAD
Publication 2  – DOWNLOAD

Mihaela Badea, Marinella Trovato, Jenny Plumb, Paul Finglas, Elisabetta Sanzini, Patrizia Restani
Transilvania University of Brasov, Faculty of Medicine, Brasov, Romania; Società Italiana Scienze e Tecniche Erboristiche, Milano, Italy; Institute of Food Research, Food Databanks, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, UK; Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy; Università degli Studi di Milano, Dept. Pharmacological Sciences, Milan, Italy

PlantLIBRA Plant Food Supplement Consumer Survey – DOWNLOAD – The first European survey on consumption of plant food supplements (PFS) – led and coordinated by researchers at the Fundación para la Investigación Nutricional  (FIN – Foundation for Nutritional Research) from the Parc Científic de Barcelona in Spain,  was conducted as part of the project “PlantLIBRA” (acronym for “PLANT Food Supplements: Levels of Intake, Benefit and Risk Assessment”. The survey was conducted by 6 partner centres from the 6 European countries in which it was conducted: Finland, Germany, Italy, Romania, Spain and the United Kingdom. Fieldwork lasted over 15 months, from May 2011 to August 2012. Data were collected from 2359 PFS consumers residing in 24 European cities (4 per country) through a questionnaire of 58 questions completed during personal interviews. Study results have provided data to assess the socio-demographic profile of PFS users, the usage patterns of these products, the actual products consumed and their botanical ingredients.