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Evaluating the consequenses of amending maximum limit for chromium in food supplements

Report no:

Ordered: 06.10.2017

Published: 01.03.2018

Main message:

The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety is requested to evaluate the consequenses of amending the maximum limit for chromium in food supplements to 50, 125, 200 or 300 μg per dag.

The assignment includes all age groups above 1 year.

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority is considering to establish a new national regulation of food supplements, including maximum limit for chromium. The previous maximum limit for chromium was 125 µg per day. It was repealed on May 30, 2017.

VKM will also assess the intake of chromium from the diet. As there are no intake data for chromium from the diet in Norway, VKM is requested to evaluate whether intake data from other countries may be representative for Norwegian conditions.

Chromium

Trivalent chromium is a trace element, and whole grain products, nuts, pulses, spices and processed meats are good sources in the diet. Due to insufficient data, no recommendations for daily intake have been established for chromium in Norway.

VKM's Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy will be responsible for this assessment.

The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety

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