EFSA has finalised its opinion on DRVs for vitamin A, in terms of retinol equivalents (RE). Population reference intakes (PRIs) of 750 and 650 μg RE/day were confirmed for men and women, respectively. For children, the derived PRIs ranged from 250 μg RE/day (ages 7 months to 3 years) up to the adult intake (ages 15+). Additional PRIs of 700 and 1300 μg RE/day were established for pregnant and lactating women, respectively.

Draft opinions were also published on DRVs for cobalamin (vitamin B12), phosphorus and α-tocopherol (vitamin E). These are currently available for public consultation.

European Food Safety Authority (2014). Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA).

Scientific opinion on dietary reference values for vitamin A. EFSA Journal 2015, 13(3), 4028. http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/doc/4028.pdf

Draft scientific opinion on dietary reference values for cobalamin (vitamin B12). http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/consultations/call/150310a.pdf

Draft scientific opinion on dietary reference values for phosphorus. http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/consultations/call/150310b.pdf

Draft scientific opinion on dietary reference values for vitamin E as α-tocopherol. http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/consultations/call/150309.pdf

 

The above items were taken from the April 2015 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here)

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