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Guidance for Food Businesses: The Safety of Vitamins and Minerals in Food Supplements

Thursday, 13 August 2020

Establishing Maximum Safe Levels and Risk Assessment Approach for Products Marketed in Ireland.

Widespread use of food supplements has been found in dietary surveys in Ireland. As many as 22% of men and 33% of women (18-64-year olds) reported the use of a food supplement in the National Adult Nutrition Survey 2011. Supplement use was highest (37%) in those aged 65 years and over.

This document has been created specifically for food business operators (FBOs) such as retailers, distributors and manufacturers of food supplements.

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance for FBOs in order to protect consumers from potentially harmful doses of vitamins and minerals delivered by food supplements and to make the rules clearer for both FBOs and food inspectors.


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