Argentina – Amendment to the Argentine Food Code on the sale and use of essences and extracts in foodstuffs

The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries and the Secretariat of Health Quality by Joint Resolution 9/2023 published an amendment to article 1.320 in the Argentine Food Code.

ARTICLE 1°.- Article 1.320 of the Argentine Food Code is hereby replaced and shall be worded as follows: “Article 1.320: The sale and use in the food industry of essences and extracts of: Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens), Tonka Bean, Sassafras (Sassafras albidum), Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare), and of the components of natural essences mentioned below: Coumarins and Hydroxycoumarins, Pinocanfone, Safrol, and those prohibited in the future by the national health authority, is prohibited.

Likewise, the sale and use in the food industry of pine essential oil or turpentine essence is prohibited”.