Tech Alert: Scheduling consultation – Wild Cherry Bark (Amygdalin and hydrocyanic acid) 

The TGA has released a Public Consultation and invitation to comment on Proposed amendments to the Poisons Standard, closing Wednesday 17 May 2023, including a proposal for low levels of amygdalin and hydrocyanic acid (HCN) to be excluded from scheduling when present in preparations of wild cherry bark (Prunus serotina) on the ARTG.

This technical alert provides important information and details for members, beyond what is provided by the TGA website and related documents, including background, context and further details on the application proposal.

CMA strongly recommend members read this alert and make a submission to the Scheduling consultation on this matter to support ongoing consumer access to important traditional herbs within the remit of appropriate labelling and regulatory controls.



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