Regulatory limits for coumarin will certainly not be relaxed and are likely to tighten in the future as the scope and scale of other sources of coumarin outside food usage becomes clear. It is possible that the regulatory regime will move to one based on a Total Daily Intake (TDI) for coumarin of 0.1 mg/kg body wt but this would make compliance with the regulatory environment more difficult for manufacturers. As a result of the regulatory environment, a part of demand will – and clearly already is – transfer from cassia to cinnamon.

The herbal/food supplements sector must offer considerable potential for the replacement of cassia-based product with cinnamon-based product, to remove any adverse health issues associated with coumarin from products that are targeted at improving health.



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