PLANTLIBRA

"PLANT food supplements: Levels of Intake, Benefit and Risk Assessment"

 Coordinatore UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO 

 Organization address address: Via Festa Del Perdono 7
city: MILANO
postcode: 20122

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Elda
Cognome: Desiderio Pinto
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 02 50318299
Fax: +39 0250 3182 84

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Italy [IT]
 Sito del progetto http://www.plantlibra.eu/web/
 Totale costo 7˙818˙570 €
 EC contributo 5˙985˙934 €
 Programma FP7-KBBE
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology
 Code Call FP7-KBBE-2009-3
 Funding Scheme CP-IP-SICA
 Anno di inizio 2010
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2010-06-01   -   2014-05-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO

 Organization address address: Via Festa Del Perdono 7
city: MILANO
postcode: 20122

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Elda
Cognome: Desiderio Pinto
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 02 50318299
Fax: +39 0250 3182 84

IT (MILANO) coordinator 736˙620.00
2    HYLOBATES CONSULTING S.R.L.

 Organization address address: VIA DEI MONFORTANI 57/B
city: ROMA
postcode: 100

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Lucilla
Cognome: Caricchio
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 06 98 9396 28
Fax: +39 06 98 9396 30

IT (ROMA) participant 480˙572.30
3    WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

 Organization address address: DROEVENDAALSESTEEG 4
city: WAGENINGEN
postcode: 6708 PB

contact info
Nome: Jos
Cognome: Teunissen
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 317 485313
Fax: +31 317 484132

NL (WAGENINGEN) participant 432˙600.00
4    FUNDACIO PRIVADA PER A LA INVESTIGACIO NUTRICIONAL

 Organization address address: CALLE MONTNEGRE 18 ESC A PLANTA EN PUERTA 2
city: BARCELONA
postcode: 8029

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Lourdes
Cognome: Ribas-Barba
Email: send email
Telefono: 34934034541
Fax: 34934034543

ES (BARCELONA) participant 415˙191.50
5    EUROPEAN FOOD INFORMATION RESSOURCE AISBL

 Organization address address: RUE WASHINGTON 40
city: BRUXELLES
postcode: 1050

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Paul
Cognome: Finglas
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 2 626 2901
Fax: +32 2 626 2909

BE (BRUXELLES) participant 398˙854.70
6    VETERINAERMEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

 Organization address address: Veterinaerplatz 1
city: VIENNA
postcode: 1210

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Barbara
Cognome: Greineder
Email: send email
Telefono: +43125077 1045
Fax: +43125077 1094

AT (VIENNA) participant 342˙264.00
7    UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

 Organization address address: WOODHOUSE LANE
city: LEEDS
postcode: LS2 9JT

contact info
Nome: Kathy
Cognome: Brownridge
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 113 343 6050
Fax: +44 113 343 4058

UK (LEEDS) participant 326˙712.00
8    COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

 Organization address address: "Meiring Naude Road, Brummeria 46"
city: PRETORIA
postcode: 1

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Jerrey
Cognome: Mokati
Email: send email
Telefono: +27 11 605 2210
Fax: +27 12 841 4790

ZA (PRETORIA) participant 301˙278.00
9    ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA

 Organization address address: Viale Regina Elena 299
city: ROMA
postcode: 161

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Rosa Maria
Cognome: Martoccia
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 06 49902688
Fax: +39 06 49903007

IT (ROMA) participant 291˙960.00
10    SOCIETA ITALIANA DELLE SCIENZE E DELLE TECNICHE ERBORISTICHE

 Organization address address: Via Filargo 38
city: MILANO
postcode: 20143

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Trovato
Cognome: Marinella
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 02 45487428
Fax: +39 02 45487903

IT (MILANO) participant 284˙624.00
11    UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

 Organization address address: Stag Hill
city: GUILDFORD
postcode: GU2 7XH

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Sue
Cognome: Angulatta
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1483 682687
Fax: +44 1483 683791

UK (GUILDFORD) participant 242˙476.50
12    PHYTOLAB GMBH & CO KG

 Organization address address: DUTENDORFER STRASSE 5-7
city: VESTENBERGSREUTH
postcode: 91487

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Hartwig
Cognome: Sievers
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 9163 88 154
Fax: +49 9163 88 349

DE (VESTENBERGSREUTH) participant 202˙534.00
13    UNIVERSITATEA TRANSILVANIA DIN BRASOV

 Organization address address: Bd Eroilor 29
city: Brasov
postcode: 500036

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Mihaela
Cognome: Badea
Email: send email
Telefono: 40268412185
Fax: 40268412185

RO (Brasov) participant 192˙256.00
14    Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira

 Organization address address: Mustialankatu 3
city: Helsinki
postcode: 790

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Tommi
Cognome: Kämpe
Email: send email
Telefono: +358 2077 24100
Fax: +358 2077 24352

FI (Helsinki) participant 180˙360.00
15    European Advisory Services

 Organization address address: rue de l'Asssociation 50
city: Brussels
postcode: 1000

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Simon
Cognome: Pettman
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 2 218 1470
Fax: +32 2 219 73 42

BE (Brussels) participant 176˙598.00
16    INSTITUTE OF FOOD RESEARCH

 Organization address address: "Norwich Research Park, Colney"
city: NORWICH
postcode: NR47UA

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Mary
Cognome: Anderson
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1603 450244
Fax: +44 1603 450045

UK (NORWICH) participant 154˙509.00
17    TERVEYDEN JA HYVINVOINNIN LAITOS

 Organization address address: MANNERHEIMINTIE 166
city: HELSINKI
postcode: 300

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Laura
Cognome: Hiltunen
Email: send email
Telefono: +358 20 610 6468
Fax: +358 20 610 8582

FI (HELSINKI) participant 141˙981.00
18    INTERNATIONALE GESELLSCHAFT FUR GETREIDEWISSENSCHAFT UND -TECHNOLOGIE

 Organization address address: MARXERGASSE 2
city: WIEN
postcode: 1030

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Roland
Cognome: Poms
Email: send email
Telefono: 43170772020
Fax: 43170772040

AT (WIEN) participant 135˙174.00
19    BioDetection Systems B.V.

 Organization address address: Science Park 406
city: Amsterdam
postcode: 1098 XH

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Yvette T.M.
Cognome: Van Scheppingen
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 20 4350750
Fax: +31 20 4350757

NL (Amsterdam) participant 133˙176.00
20    SCHWEIZERISCHES TOXIKOLOGISCHES INFORMATIONSZENTRUM

 Organization address address: FREIESTRASSE 16
city: Zuerich
postcode: 8032

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Hugo
Cognome: Kupferschmidt
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 442516666
Fax: +41 442528833

CH (Zuerich) participant 105˙270.00
21    "Institute of Medicinal Plant Development , Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences"

 Organization address address: Malianwa North Road 151
city: Beijing
postcode: 100193

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Chang
Cognome: Qi
Email: send email
Telefono: +86 691 212 2172
Fax: +86 691 212 2161

CN (Beijing) participant 92˙400.00
22    THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

 Organization address address: Area 1A, Nobel House, Smith Square 17
city: LONDON
postcode: SW1P 3JR

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Paul
Cognome: Whitfield
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1904 462000
Fax: +44 1904 465628

UK (LONDON) participant 83˙703.00
23    UNIVERSIDAD DE BUENOS AIRES

 Organization address address: Viamonte 430/444
city: BUENOS AIRES
postcode: 1053

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Zulma
Cognome: Manfredi Carabetti
Email: send email
Telefono: +5411 4644 5046
Fax: +5411 4644 5046

AR (BUENOS AIRES) participant 62˙100.00
24    UNIVERSIDADE DE SAO PAULO

 Organization address address: RUA DA REITORIA 109 BUTANTA
city: SAO PAULO SP
postcode: 05508 900

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Elizabeth
Cognome: Nascimento
Email: send email
Telefono: +11 3091 3674
Fax: +11 3031 8986

BR (SAO PAULO SP) participant 58˙800.00
25    EUROPEAN BOTANICAL FORUM AISBL

 Organization address address: RUE DE L'ASSOCIATION 50
city: BRUSSELS
postcode: 1000

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Patrick
Cognome: Coppens
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 2 218 1470
Fax: +32 2 219 73 42

BE (BRUSSELS) participant 13˙708.32
26    EUROPEAN RESPONSIBLE NUTRITION ALLIANCE

 Organization address address: RUE DE L'ASSOCIATION 50
city: BRUSSELS
postcode: 1000

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Patrick
Cognome: Coppens
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 2 218 1470
Fax: +32 2 219 73 42

BE (BRUSSELS) participant 211.68

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Plant food supplements, or botanicals, have high acceptance by European consumers. Potentially, they can deliver significant health benefits, safely, and at relatively low costs. New regulations and EFSA guidance are also now in. However, concerns about safety, quality and efficacy of these products remain, and bottle-necks in risk and benefit assessments need to be solved. PlantLIBRA (PLANT food supplements: Levels of Intake, Benefit and Risk Assessment) aims to foster the safe use of food supplements containing plants or herbal extracts, by increasing science-based decision-making by regulators and food chain operators. To make informed decisions, competent authorities and food businesses need more quality-assured and accessible information and better tools (e.g., metadatabanks). PlantLIBRA is structured to develop, validate and disseminate data and methodologies for risk and benefit assessment and implement sustainable international cooperation. International cooperation, on-spot and in-language capacity building are necessary to ensure the quality of the plants imported in the EU. PlantLibra spans 4 continents and 23 partners, comprising leading academics, Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises, industry and non-profit organizations. Through its partners it exploits the databases and methodologies of two Network of Excellences, EuroFIR and Moniqa. Plantlibra will also fill the gap in intake data by conducting harmonized field surveys in the regions of the EU and apply consumer sciences to botanicals. Existing composition and safety data will be collated into a meta-databank and new analytical data and methods will be generated. The overarching aim is to integrate diverse scientific expertise into a single “science of botanicals”. PlantLIBRA works closely with EFSA since several PlantLIBRA partners or experts are involved in the relevant EFSA Working Groups, and also plans shoulder-to-shoulder cooperation with competent authorities and stakeholders.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

For many centuries people have used plants and their derivatives to maintain health. An EU project is conducting a study to assess the safety of botanical preparations through informed decisions and quality assured information.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Plant food supplements (PFS) are highly accepted by European consumers for their capacity to deliver significant health benefits. However, concerns about safety, quality and efficacy of these products remain, and bottlenecks in risk and benefit assessments need to be solved.

To address this issue, the EU-funded 'Plant food supplements: Levels of intake, benefit and risk assessment' (Plantlibra) project is promoting the safety of botanical preparations by increasing the science-based decision making by stakeholders.

As a first step partners have generated a database with quality assessed data on the composition and the biological effects of biologically active compounds present in PFS. Through a survey, they are investigating the PFS consumption patterns, recommendations and determinants of usage in six European countries.

The beneficial effects of PFS botanical preparations have been reported in systematic reviews. Five benefit areas have been covered, namely inflammation, digestive health, menopausal symptoms, post-menopausal bone health and cardiovascular disease. Different botanicals have so far been identified with promising effects.

With respect to improving the methodology for the risk assessment of botanical preparations, the consortium is applying the margin of exposure (MOE) concept and the Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC) approach. These refer to compounds with genotoxic and carcinogenic properties, such as alkenylbenzenes.

By pinpointing adverse effects of botanicals in humans, the Plantlibra initiative aims to formulate recommendations for risk management. Furthermore, by focusing on good analytical practices the project will support the identification and quantification of compounds associated with high risk.

The research by Plantlibra has featured in a special issue of a scientific journal and has received considerable media attention. The inclusion of the Policy Advisory Board (PAB) with participants from almost all EU Member States, China and the United States will ensure that the project's recommendations develop into appropriate policies.

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