The methods used by German authorities in proposals for safe maximum levels of vitamin and mineral supplements have come under criticism for failing to take into account EU-wide guidance from EFSA and 'is at odds with internationally recognised procedures'....
European Member States cannot set individual maximum levels for vitamins and minerals unless they are based on international safety data and risk assessments, according to a new ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ).
The UK's Food Standards Agency has launched a consultation on its
draft guidance for compliance with the new EU regulation on
voluntary fortification of foods with vitamins and minerals, asking
for input from industry on interpretation.
The possibility of setting maximum levels for bioactive substances
in foods and supplements looks set to be a global regulatory theme
for 2007, with the EC, several governments and the Codex committee
considering the need for risk...
Consumers must be able to make an informed choice about the
vitamins and minerals they consume in supplements and functional
foods, FSA stakeholders stressed at the first of two meetings to
help the agency formulate a response to...
The supplement industry agreed yesterday in Bonn, Germany that new
global guidelines - including changes to the way maximum levels of
nutrients in supplements are calculated - will go forward to be
ratified by the Codex Alimentarius...
The Codex Alimentarius Commission, meeting in Geneva this week, has
endorsed draft guidelines on vitamin and mineral supplements that
recommend basing maximum levels of nutrients on safety rather than
The Codex committee charged with developing world trade standards
for nutritional and special dietary foods made significant progress
in draft guidelines for vitamins and mineral supplements this week,
including a historic agreement...
The Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses
yesterday agreed to abolish the 100 per cent RDA measure for
setting maximum levels of vitamins and minerals, as proposed in a