November 2016 Inside Aloe

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Confusion best describes global regulation of aloe, expert says

After years on the market, aloe as an ingredient is still poorly understood by most regulators around the world, attendees at a recent ingredient-specific session were told.

IASC says global aloe market continues to expand

Despite recent regulatory slings and arrows, the aloe market continues to expand, a trade organization representative said.

FDA Warns Salud Natural Entrepreneurs for marketing aloe vera products with drug claims

Company also warned for product labels that do not repeat all required information in both languages used on the label

Editor's Note: FDA sent this warning letter to Salud Natural Entrepreneurs for marketing aloe products with drug claims, including, "Analgesic," "Anti-inflammatory," "Antiviral," and "Antimicrobial." FDA also warns the company for labeling violations, including labels containing information in two languages, but not repeating all required information in both languages. The warning letter notes that FDA is unable to assess the adequacy of changes made to address alleged cGMP violations because of a lack of documentation.

Aloe vera Products: The Importance of IASC Certification

Recent class action lawsuits for aloe vera products may have retailers rethinking the importance of third-party certification for the products that they sell – just ask CVS or Target. 

Target Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Up & Up Aloe Gel Contains No Aloe

Target has been hit with a class action lawsuit alleging its Up & Up Aloe Vera Gel product contains no actual aloe.

Plaintiff Susan Nazari of Sacramento, Calif., claims she relied on the Up & Up Aloe Vera Gel product labeling when she made the decision to purchase the product.

According to the aloe vera class action lawsuit, she would not have purchased the product if she had known it did not actually contain aloe.
Aloe vera gel comes from the aloe plant and is used to moisturize and soothe skin.

August 2016 Inside Aloe Online

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Kew Scientists to Study Aloe vera

Kew scientists turn to crowdfunding to solve mystery of 2,000 year old aloe vera plant

Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are taking the unprecedented step of crowdfunding for pioneering research into one of the most commonly used ingredients in our shopping basket; Aloe vera.

May 2016 Inside Aloe Online

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Notice regarding emergency action on Proposition 65 warnings for exposure to Bisphenol A

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued a notice of emergency action on Monday April 18 that will affect Proposition 65 warnings required for foods that present an exposure to bisphenol A (BPA). 

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