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.
- 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.