EU Permits Rosemary Extract as Organic Food Additive

April 25, 2011

Rosemary extract, a popular ingredient for extending shelf life in food, can now be used as an additive in organic food in the EU, according to reports from raw material supplier Naturex SA.

Rosemary extract, a popular ingredient for extending shelf life in food, can now be used as an additive in organic food in the EU, according to reports from raw material supplier Naturex SA (Avignon, France).

Rosemary extracts are already used in some organic foods, according to Naturex, but the new regulation officially clarifies their use and how they must be prepared-“only when derived from organic production and if only ethanol is used for extraction.”

Naturex, a company which worked closely on the approval process, notes that its organic rosemary extracts are already in line with the new requirements.