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03-26-2011, 03:50 AM
I purchased some stevia powder from The Guarana Company. When I came home I noticed a note on the back saying, 'Not sold for human consumption'. I see on other websites it is being sold as food but mentioning it's not for human consumption. Obviously, these companies are covering their asses but clearly it is intended to consume. Can anyone throw light on the matter and reassure me that it is safe to use my stevia or is it just another questionable addition to the raw diet? TIA
03-26-2011, 04:16 AM
A total ban here in the uk followed a recent application by a Belgian company to have stevia licensed as a medicine for which you could make health claims. This application was kicked out and the UK ban swiftly followed, amid claims that there is no long-term evidence that the herb is safe.
As a result we can sell you stevia as long as its not for human consumption despite being considered safe and in use for many years in other countries such as Thailand, China, South Korea, Paraguay and Brazil whose population use stevia as a natural sweetner and in the USA as a dietary supplement (What you decide to do with once you have it on the otherhand is entirely your choice ).
03-26-2011, 05:38 AM
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