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Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy

Assessment of dietary intake of niacin in the Norwegian population
Assessment of dietary intake of niacin in the Norwegian population
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The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) will evaluate the intake of niacin in the Norwegian population

VKM has been asked by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (NFSA) to make calculations for all age groups aged one year and over.

Terms of reference

VKM has been requested by the NFSA to calculate the intake of niacin (separate calculations for nicotinamide and nicotinic acid) from the diet, including fortified products, for all age groups in the population aged one year and over (mean, median, P5, P95).

VKM are also asked to make scenario estimations to illustrate the consequences of amending maximum limits for niacin (eg to 100 – 500 – 700 - 900 mg NE nicotinamide / day and 1 – 4 – 8 – 10 mg NE nicotinic acid / day) in food supplements.

The scenarios will be evaluated against already established tolerable upper intake levels.

National maximum limits

The NFSA will evaluate the national maximum limits for niacin in the food supplement regulation.

The VKM Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy is responsible for the assessments.

The assessments is most likely to be published in May 2017.

09.03.2016

On the agenda

Statement from VKM

Contact details

VKM Secretariat
Phone: + 47 21 62 28 00
Email: vkm@vkm.no