Codex Sets Up Group to Work on Revising Nutrient Reference Values

December 8, 2011

The working group will assess the NRVs for 28 nutrients-some already existing in the Codex Guideline, and others for potential addition.

A new electronic working group has been set up with the goal of aligning Nutrient Reference Values (NRVs) in Codex Guidelines on Nutrition Labeling with the FAO/WHO’s review of existing daily vitamin and mineral intake reference values.

The group will focus on recommending vitamin and mineral NRVs for the general population older than 36 months. The working group will assess the NRVs for 28 nutrients-some already existing in the Codex Guideline, and others for potential addition.

“The FAO/WHO was tasked with compiling the most recent values from internationally authoritative scientific bodies, to ensure that the values reflect the latest research on nutritional requirements,” stated David Pineda, director of regulatory affairs for the International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations.

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