“The latest news will boost further the demand for antioxidant rosemary extracts as some major food companies were waiting for clarifications of the regulatory status and the final EU-approval to use rosemary extracts in their products.”
Demand for natural preservatives has increased over the past several years, as consumers have demanded fewer unfamiliar and artificial ingredients. Under the clarified rules, manufactures will need to label the ingredient: ‘antioxidant: extract of rosemary’ or ‘antioxidant: E 392’.
“Obviously ‘antioxidant: extract of rosemary’ is more advantageous in terms of labelling,” Demur said. “It is a very consumer-friendly name.”
Aporte: Víctor Tardón