The Americas – Argentina: Food Code amendments on bitter substances prohibited and permitted in foods published

Article 1293 is modified: The following are considered harmful bitter substances and therefore prohibited for use in the food industry:

  • Those that contain alkaloids: Opium poppy (Papaver spp), Belladonna (Atropa belladona L.), Barley, Coca (Erythroxylum coca), Jimson weed (Datura spp), San Ignacio beans (Strychnos spp), Nux vomica (Strychnos nuxvomica).
  • Those that contain irritating, drastic or purgative principles: Cantáridas, Coca de Levante (Anamirta cocculus L.), Coloquíntida (Citrullus colocynthis Schrad L.), Grains of paradise (Melia azerdarach L.), except in the cases expressly permitted in the present Code.”

Article 1294 is modified: The following are considered bitter substances of permitted use:

  • Chicory: Root of the plant Cichorium intybus aromatic calamus
  • Angostura: Bark of Galipea officinalis Hancock (G. cusparia A St Hill)
  • 10 additional substances.