Evira requires a warning label on food supplements containing ginger as well as on ginger tea and corresponding drink powders
According to the assessment, some of the chemical components in ginger might be harmful to the development of the foetus. Therefore Evira considers it to be appropriate to follow the precautionary principle, and to warn expectant mothers regarding the use of ginger products by way of labelling on the packaging "Not recommended for pregnant women". The businesses must issue the warning on food supplements containing ginger as well as on ginger tea and corresponding drink powders.
The warning labelling also means that food supplements containing ginger, ginger tea and similar powdered drinks can not be advertised or otherwise marketed to expectant mothers.
More information on the warning labelling:
For more information, please contact:
Senior Researcher Kirsi-Helena Liukkonen (safety assessment) tel. 020 772 4029, kirsi-helena.liukkonen evira.fi
Senior Officer Minna-Maija Väänänen (warning labels) tel. 020 772 4295