Liquorice

The FDA says concerns on black licorice overdosing relate to the compound glycyrrhizin. Photo: ©GettyImages/lpm12

FDA issues black licorice ‘overdose’ warning before Halloween

By Douglas Yu

Eating two ounces of black licorice a day for at least two weeks could land a person older than 40 years old in the hospital with an irregular heart rhythm, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned the day before Halloween this year.

New regulation to impact liquorice prices, says leading supplier

New regulation to impact liquorice prices, says leading supplier

By Jane Byrne

Confectionery makers can expect no let up in the current high liquorice prices due to the fact that pending EU regulation, setting limits for the first time on Ochratoxin A (OTA) levels in the ingredient, will impose further pressures, claims a leading...

Liquorice under scrutiny

Liquorice under scrutiny

Chemicals in liquorice, used extensively in confectionery, could
have an effect on testosterone levels, according to a new study
presented at the British Pharmaceutical Conference this week.

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