Codex confirms IADSA-backed nutrient levels

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 Codex confirms IADSA-backed nutrient levels
The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Codex Alimentarius Commission has adopted Nutrient Reference Values (NRVs) supported by international supplements trade group, IADSA.

11 nutrients were added to the Codex Guidelines on Nutrition Labelling​.

They are:

  • Vitamin K (60mcg)
  • Vitamin B6 (1.3mg)
  • Vitamin B12 (2.4mcg)
  • Biotin (30mcg)
  • Folate (400mcg)
  • Niacin (15mg)
  • Pantothenate (5mg)
  • Riboflavin (1.2mg)
  • Thiamin (1.2mg)
  • Calcium (1000mg)
  • Iodine (150mcg)

The Codex Guidelines on Nutrition Labelling require food products bearing nutrition claims to state their nutrient content on labels.

“We are pleased that the Codex Alimentarius Commission has adopted these NRVs because they reflect the latest research on nutritional requirements,” ​said IADSA Director of Regulatory Affairs David Pineda Ereño in a statement.

These are important because the NRVs agreed by Codex will be implemented by governments worldwide and will have an impact on the labelling of most nutrition claims.”

IADSA has provided and will continue to provide scientific and technical assistance to Codex on this matter as needed.”

15 other nutrients are set for discussion at the next meeting of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Specific Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) later in the year.

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1 comment

codex Ali only an occupation therapy for EU food officials

Posted by Harry Romijn,

Sorry, but what is the value of the Codex ?
According FAO as well as SANCO it is only a completely volontary paper, every signer of it is able to adopt or refuse.
To give an idea: with codex 240-2003 for coconut milk etc sulphite and polysorbate were allowed till certain levels, but EU 1881-2006 does NOT allow these additives, so shipments were refused in Denmark and France, both Codex members since 1961 see “sulphite unauthorised in coconut milk from Thailand “ see RASFF 2012.0834; 2011.1848; en 2011.1682 and Same with polysorbate, 2012.0838, unauthorised polysorbates in coconut milk from Thailand. Also in France, 2007.AIC.

In Stan Codex 249-2006 Noodles are regulated, but...
Noodles are listed under food category (EC) No 1333/2008 - 06.5. Tartrazine is part of the Group 3 food additives. E102 is not listed for use in Noodles

Same for E102:
- STANDARD FOR CERTAIN CANNED VEGETABLES (CODEX STAN 297-2009), page 86: 102 Tartrazine 100 mg/kg
- REGIONAL STANDARD FOR CHILLI SAUCE (CODEX STAN 306R-2011) page 89 102 Tartrazine 100 mg/kg

So, nothing else as an excuse to travel a few times per year to a special place to discuss about.. a total worthless bunch of papers.

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