Xango Juice Forbidden in Germany


Lack of the required novel food authorisation.

(This is how Tahitian Noni is bringing the news to their users;)


As XanGo produced their product using the fruit rind, an ingredient so far lacking any significant consumption in the markets of the European Union, it would be necessary to provide the European Commission with comprehensive scientific studies regarding the safety of the product.

These studies would then have to be reviewed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). It is only upon receipt of the official approval as a Novel Food that the distribution of XanGo® Juice would be legal. As XanGo lacks the authorisation required for Novel Foods, the distribution of the product has now been (retroactively) prohibited through a final judgement by the Munich Regional Appeal Court (Oberlandesgericht München).

(Source: ZLR-Food Law Journal- booklet 4/210, p. 474 – 493.) According to our sources, XanGo even referred this legal dispute to the German Federal High Court of Justice for a decision. However, XanGo withdrew the request after the oral proceedings – presumably in order to avoid another defeat.  As to the consequences of this decision with regards to the distribution of this company within Europe, one may only speculate. What is certain, however, is that the German market will remain inaccessible for XanGo Juice for years to come.


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Comments (3)

  1. Ted,

    Xango already has a new juice in the German market that is approved, Xango Reserva.

    So it is not correct to say that Xango Juice is inaccessible in Germany for many years. It is just an older version that in unavailable.

    Also, it says a lot about the “news” being posted by another juice company’s web site (noniuser). You would think they had better things to do than try to discredit Xango any chance they get.

    The world is big enough that there can be more than one company selling juice 🙂 One does not have to fight each other.

    Just goes to show poor form and lack of character by noniuser.com owner Floyd Holdman.

    (I could say he is an idiot, but that would be poor form on my part:-) )

    That’s my two cents on this matter.

  2. Failure to get Novel Foods approval in the EU is not normally a ?never ending punishment? unless there are serious toxicological issues. Most companies do not provide the correct data, or they submit poorly constructed ?proof of persuasion? arguments; this is why many products do not get approved. That is my experience after working with hundreds of companies over the past 20 years in this area, and I am not saying this to ?feather my own nest? ? i.e., to get more clients as a regulatory consultant ? if you don?t believe me write to one of the agencies, which in the UK is the FSA and they will confirm this
    Kind regards
    Dr John Wilkinson, Director, https://www.HerbalSciencesInternational.com

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