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Vitamin D food labeling requirements by FDA – May 2016

Update 1,200 IU of Vitamin D now recommended if you consume 3,000 calories daily (FDA) – 2018

  • They got 300,000 comments on proposed new regulations
  • Essential Vitamins and Minerals of Public Health Significance
    “In addition to sodium, a statutorily required nutrient, our preexisting regulations, at § 101.9(c)(8)(ii), require the declaration of four essential vitamins and minerals, namely, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron. Vitamins and minerals that may be declared voluntarily are vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, biotin, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, iodine, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper, manganese, chromium, molybdenum, chloride, and potassium.”
    Note by VitaminDWiki – It is not clear if Vitamin D labeling will be required
    “In 1993, we determined that vitamin D was not of particular public health significance in the United States because the human requirement for vitamin D could be met with sufficient exposure to sunlight and consumption of milk and other foods that were fortified with vitamin D; as a result, deficiencies in this vitamin were very rare
  • only 18% of children and 12% of pregnant women even get the EAR amount of vitamin D
    EAR =Estimated Average Requirements to get 50% of the population to the minimal goal
    EAR for vitamin D is 400 IU for ages 1+, any weight (20 lbs – 800 lbs)