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Codex Alimentarius

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Codex commission ratified Draft Guideline for Vitamin and Mineral Supplements supporting maximum levels set by science-based safety standards rather than RDAs at a meeting in Geneva. The commission's decision endorses a consensus reached by the Codex Committee on Nutrition & Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) last November (1"The Tan Sheet" Nov. 10, 3003, p. 14). The draft moves to step seven of the eight-step Codex process, and will now draw comment from member nations prior to discussion at an upcoming meeting of the group's nutrition committee in Bonn, Germany this November. CRN VP-Scientific & Regulatory Affairs John Hathcock, PhD, has been calling for acceptance of the guideline and applauded the decision...
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