Europe: new maximum levels of pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PA)

Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/2040 of 11 December 2020 amended Regulation (EC) 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of pyrrolizidine alkaloids in certain foodstuffs. These new maximum levels concern in particular teas and herbal infusions (with lower limits for infants and young …

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Peptides derived from certain probiotic strains exhibit a beneficial effect in the regulation of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus in silico

This study has evaluated the effects in silico of different lipopetides from different probiotic strains (subtilisin (Bacillus amyloliquefaciens), curvacin A (Lactobacillus curvatus), sakacin P (Lactobacillus sakei), lactococcin Gb (Lactococcus lactis)) on the inactivation of spike (S) glycoprotein of SARS-CoV-2 and …

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European case law on CBD

The Court of Justice of the European Union has recently concluded that CBD (cannabidiol) extracted from Cannabis sativa cannot be regarded as a ‘narcotic drug’ because it does not appear to have any psychotropic effect or any harmful effect on human health on the …

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