EU Set To Maintain Safe Intake Levels For Vitamin D And Folate In Supplements
Positive news for dietary supplement manufacturers as EFSA plans to maintain the existing tolerable upper intake levels for vitamin D and folate. The regulator recently revealed plans to cut levels for vitamin B6 and selenium.
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EFSA has halved its tolerable upper intake level for vitamin B6 in supplements to 12mg/day, a limit more than eight times lower than the cap set by the US and the World Health Organization. Hylobates Consulting's Luca Bucchini expects that this lower UL will push the EU to set a maximum permitted level for vitamin B6 in supplements which is "massively lower" than currently applied by some member states.
The European Food Safety Authority has rejected a request from industry association Food Supplements Europe to apply its new lower intake limit for selenium to only selenomethionine and not other forms authorized for use in supplements.
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