European Union

Information about regulations that may apply to aloe vera products in the European Union is summarized here.

Regulation (EC) No 1925/2006

Addition of vitamins and minerals and of certain other substances to foods
This regulation is the primary rule for food supplement products in the European Union.

Regulation No. 2021/468

Amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1925/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards botanical species containing hydroxyanthracene derivatives
Under this regulation, “preparations from the leaf of Aloe species containing hydroxyanthracene derivatives” are placed in Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1925/2006, which prohibits their use in food and food supplements.
For implementation purposes, aloe preparations are considered to “contain” hydroxyanthracene derivatives when the total aloin (aloin A + B) present in the product as used is > 1 ppm, as documented in the summary of the October 5, 2020 SCOPAFF meeting.

Council Directive 88/388/EEC

Flavourings for use in foodstuffs and to source materials for their production
This document provides the regulatory framework for the use of flavorings in foods and beverage products. With respect to aloe vera, it specifies that the presence of aloin is limited to 0.1 ppm.