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

Report no:

Ordered: 06.10.2017

Published: 01.03.2018

Key message:

The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety is requested to evaluate the consequenses of amending the maximum limit for molybdenum in food supplements to 100, 250, 500 or 1000 μg per day.

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 molybdenum. The previous maximum limit for molybdenum was 250 µg per day. It was repealed on May 30, 2017.

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

Molybdenum

Molybdenum is a trace element, and good food sources are grains, legumes, nuts, dairy products and eggs.

Due to insufficient data, no recommendations for daily intake have been established for molybdenum in Norway.

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

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