Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy
The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety is requested to evaluate the consequenses of amending the maximum limit for manganese in food supplements to 1, 5 or 10 mg per day.
The assignment includes all age groups above 1 year.
The Norwegian Food Safety Authority is considering establishing a new national regulation of food supplements, including maximum limit for manganese. The previous maximum limit for manganese was 5 mg per day. It was repealed on May 30, 2017.
VKM will also assess the intake of manganese from the diet. As there are no intake data for manganese from the diet in Norway, VKM is requested to evaluate whether intake data from other countries may be representative for Norwegian conditions.
Manganese is a mineral, and whole grains, nuts and leafy vegetables are good dietary sources. Tea can also contribute significantly to the intake of manganese. Due to insufficient data, no recommendations for daily intake have been established for manganese in Norway.
VKM's Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy will be responsible for this assessment.