Target Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Up & Up Aloe Gel Contains No Aloe

Target has been hit with a class action lawsuit alleging its Up & Up Aloe Vera Gel product contains no actual aloe.

Plaintiff Susan Nazari of Sacramento, Calif., claims she relied on the Up & Up Aloe Vera Gel product labeling when she made the decision to purchase the product.

According to the aloe vera class action lawsuit, she would not have purchased the product if she had known it did not actually contain aloe.
Aloe vera gel comes from the aloe plant and is used to moisturize and soothe skin.

August 2016 Inside Aloe Online

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Kew Scientists to Study Aloe vera

Kew scientists turn to crowdfunding to solve mystery of 2,000 year old aloe vera plant

Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are taking the unprecedented step of crowdfunding for pioneering research into one of the most commonly used ingredients in our shopping basket; Aloe vera.

Global Demand for Aloe vera Extracts to Reach 60,720 Tonnes in 2016

Emergence of Innovative, HIgh-Quality and Cost Effective Products Ramping Up Adoption

Aloe vera extracts are gaining traction as an essential ingredient in food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, with global volume to surpass 60,720.4 tonnes in 2016 end, representing revenues worth US$ 1.6 billion.

Demand for aloe vera extracts for manufacturing aloe vera gels, cosmetics products, juices, and yogurts will continue its upward momentum in 2016 as well. The all-pervasive health and wellness trend will also boost positive sentiment on aloe vera, with wide-ranging applications in low-calorie fruit juice and packaged drinking water opening up new avenues of growth.

Cosmetics, the largest end-use sector for aloe vera extracts, will account for over 45% of global demand in 2016, with annual volumes totalling 27,458.5 tonnes - an increase of 6% over 2015.

May 2016 Inside Aloe Online

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Notice regarding emergency action on Proposition 65 warnings for exposure to Bisphenol A

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued a notice of emergency action on Monday April 18 that will affect Proposition 65 warnings required for foods that present an exposure to bisphenol A (BPA). 

Four Companies Agree to Stop Falsely Promoting Their Personal-Care Products as "All Natural" or "100% Natural"; Fifth is Charged in Commission Complaint

Products Contain Artificial Ingredients Such as Dimethicone and Phenoxyethanol

Four companies that market "all natural" or "100% natural" skin care products, shampoos, and sunscreens have agreed to settle FTC charges that allege their products contain synthetic ingredients. An FTC spokesperson said that other companies should "take a lesson" from these cases and that all natural means "no artificial ingredients or chemicals." Proposed consent orders prohibit the companies from misrepresenting products as all natural or 100% natural and require the companies to have reliable evidence to support any product claims they make. FTC also issued a complaint against a fifth company for making similar claims.

Welcome to the new IASC Website!

IASC launches new website with increased functionality and access

Aloe vera Analytical Experts Needed for AOAC Standard Methods

Experts sought to support aloin and polysaccharide standard methods projects

IASC 2016 Board of Directors Election

The International Aloe Science Council (IASC) has announced five members were elected to serve three-year terms on the board of directors at the association's board meeting on March 14, in Anaheim, California, immediately following Natural Products Expo West.