A new worldwide standard for ginseng products AGREED - 6 July 2015
Ginseng is a plant root, and it is an ingredient in many products, including food. It can be consumed in dried form, steamed, or extracted. In 2009, the Codex Alimentarius Commission adopted an Asian regional standard to ensure the quality of ginseng products. The Commission has now approved its conversion into a worldwide standard. The standard applies to ginseng products used as a food or food ingredient and does not apply to products used for medicinal purposes. This worldwide standard specifies the identity and essential composition and quality factors that ginseng products used as foods should comply with to ensure fair practices in their trade.
Learn more: ftp://ftp.fao.org/codex/reports/reports_2015/REP15_PFVe.pdf (paragraphs 78-87)