Griffonia Simplicifolia

The Novel Food status Catalog, a non-binding and not-exhaustive list for orientation only,  has recently been updated  for the plant Griffonia simplicifolia by adding that  aqueous extracts of Griffonia simplicifolia seeds with concentrations of 5-HTP of up to 30% are not considered novel food in food supplements

The Novel Food status Catalog, a non-binding and not-exhaustive list for orientation only,  has recently been updated  for the plant Griffonia simplicifolia by adding that  aqueous extracts of Griffonia simplicifolia seeds with concentrations of 5-HTP of up to 30% are not considered novel food in food supplements. All other types of extracts from this plant are indeed considered novel food, therefore non authorised in food supplements. The situation remains unchanged for seeds (not NF in food supplements) as well as 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) (NF). This means that the ingredient, if it complies with the above mentioned condition, can  probably be used in food supplements after assessing  compliance with specific EU Member States national regulations but leaving “de facto” a complex and non harmonised situation that requires a case-by-case evaluation. The entry may not fully reflect traditional uses and may be updated