EFSA has calculated dietary reference values (DRVs) for the European population for riboflavin (vitamin B2). Dietary sources of riboflavin, its absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion, and its biochemical function were considered with regard to sex, age and level of physical activity. The health consequences of deficiency and excess were also assessed. EFSA concluded that the riboflavin population reference intake (PRI) can be set at 1.6 mg/day for adults, but with higher values for pregnant (1.9 mg/day) and lactating (2 mg/day) women. An adequate intake (AI) of 0.4 mg/day was calculated for infants aged 7-11 months, while PRIs for older children ranged from 0.6 to 1.6 mg/day.

European Food Safety Authority (2017). Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA). Draft scientific opinion on dietary reference values for riboflavin. http://www.efsa.europa.eu/sites/default/files/consultation/170421.pdf

 

The above items were taken from the June 2017 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra.

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