SCF guidelines on vitamins and minerals

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The European Commission recently added to the EC Health and
Consumer Protection web site opinions and guidelines from the
Scientific Committee on Food (SCF).

The European Commission recently added to the EC Health and Consumer Protection web site opinions and guidelines from the Scientific Committee on Food (SCF). This move follows a review by the SCF on upper levels of: vitamin A (retinol and b -carotene), vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, folate, biotin, pantothenic acid, vitamin C, sodium, potassium, chloride, fluoride, iodide, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, molybdenum, and chromium. The Commission had requested the SCF review the upper levels of daily intakes of individual vitamins and minerals that are unlikely to pose a risk of adverse health effects. Furthermore to provide the basis for the establishment of safety factors, where necessary, for individual vitamins and minerals which would ensure the safety of fortified foods and food supplements containing these nutrients. For further information visit: http://europa.eu.int/comm/food/fs/sc/scf/out80_en.html

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