In the preamble to the proposed rule (id.), we discussed how we thought of suggestions of present consensus stories, scientific review articles, and comments to the 2007 ANPRM. We tentatively concluded that RDIs for vitamins and minerals ought to continue to be based on a inhabitants-protection approach (rather than a population-weighted approach), utilizing the best RDA and, where an RDA has not been established, the very best AI (79 FR at 11928). We defined that using a inhabitants-protection method would avoid the next risk of nutrient inadequacy amongst certain segments of the population as a result of the RDA/AI worth is not derived from averaging the necessities for populations with lower needs (children and elderly) and those with higher needs (adolescents or adults). We acknowledged that, for some vitamins, the population-protection RDA approach would lead to RDIs that are larger than the nutrient requirements for some consumers, however mentioned that the RDA, by definition, is the goal consumption aim for nutrient intakes for individuals (id.).
A few feedback additionally suggested that, if the higher DV for vitamin C is adopted, we must always have interaction in shopper schooling. (Comment 395) Several comments objected to lowering the RDIs for … Read More