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POLISH PANEL SETS ADDITIONAL COMPOSITIONAL LIMITS ON THE USE OF NUTRIENTS AND OTHER SUBSTANCES IN FOOD SUPPLEMENTS

Poland

Jan 01, 2020

The Polish Food Supplement Panel has adopted seven additional resolutions on the use of a number of nutrients and substances in food supplements. The recently adopted resolutions determine conditions of use for the vitamins B5 (pantothenic acid), B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), and B12 (cobalamin), iodine, caffeine and on the use of preparations from the plant Molus Alba L..

The Food Supplement Panel is an advisory board to the local Sanitary authority which adopts scientific opinions regarding the use of substances in food supplements. It dictates maximum doses for vitamins and minerals, the use of plant preparations and monitors the interaction and side effects of food supplements. Earlier in 2019, the Panel adopted guidelines on the use of isoflavones, aloe vera leaves, beta-alanine, vitamin D, vitamin C, vitamin A, folic acid, niacin, manganese and zinc in food supplements. On October 25, the Panel adopted additional restrictions for a number of nutrients and substances.

The Panel determines the following maximum levels:

Vitamin B5: 10 mg per day for pantothenic acid, and 200 mg/day for other sources

Vitamin B1 (thiamin): 100 mg/day

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin): 40 mg/day

Vitamin B12 (cobalamin): 100 μg/day

Iodine: 150 μg/day, and 200 μg/day for pregnant and lactating woman

Preparations from Morus alba L.: consumption should not lead to an intake exceeding 10 mg/day of 1-Deoxynojirimycin

Caffeine: 200 mg per portion, with a total of 400 mg/day from all sources

Furthermore, caffein containing supplements should include an indication on the label regarding the contribution of caffeine in relation to maximum daily intake and a warning that it is not recommended for children and pregnant women, and that it should not be consumed with other sources of caffeine or other stimulating substances.

All resolutions can be found on the following link

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