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Risk assessment of methylsulfonylmethane in food supplements



Publishing: 01.05.2021


Key message:

The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment (VKM) has received a request for a risk assessment of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) in food supplements from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (NFSA).

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority has asked VKM to examine whether the exposure to MSM in food supplements that is covered by the national supplementary provisions might constitute a health risk in the Norwegian population, when taken at a dose of 3 g/day. If the amount of 3 grams of MSM per day is not safe, the NFSA will need to know which amount less than 3 g MSM/day is safe. The risk assessment shall include the Norwegian population, both sexes, in the following age groups: 3-< 10 years, 10-<14 years, 14-<18 years and adults≥ 18 years.

The assessment willl be published in May 2021.


Gro Mathisen

Project manager, PhD

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