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The BfR publishes maximum levels for vitamins and minerals in food supplements and fortified foods


May 03, 2021

For around two decades, the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has been involved with assessing the health risks of vitamins and minerals, and had already developed proposals for maximum levels for food supplements and fortified foods for the first time in 2004. These have now been revised based on new scientific findings. "The more the better - this is also a misconception when it comes to vitamins and minerals," says BfR President Professor Dr. Dr. Andreas Hensel. "The dose determines whether they benefit or harm our health".

The BfR recommendations aim to limit nutrient intake via food supplements and fortified foods in such a way that significant additional nutrient intakes are achievable by use of these products, while at the same time, the majority of the well-supplied population are protected from excessive nutrient intakes.

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