Codex nutrient reference values: especially for vitamins, minerals and protein
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- Food and Agriculture Organization
This publication explains how Codex and the Committee for Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses worked to develop the Codex nutrient reference values for protein, 13 vitamins and 6 minerals in the Codex guidelines for nutrition labelling. Nutrient reference values (NRVs) are a set of values used in nutrition labelling, derived from authoritative recommendations for daily nutrient intake. Drawing from primary evidence from several countries and one region that have historically managed their own healthy food data and reported on national nutrient intake values, the review, which ended in 2016, will play a role in informing the general population about healthy eating for the next 10?20 years and forms the basis for establishing a suite of required NRVs for more specific population groups, the first of which are older infants and young children. The Codex Alimentarius, or "Food Code", is a collection of standards, guidelines and codes of practice adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission. The Commission, also known as CAC, is the central part of the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme and was established by FAO and WHO to protect consumer health and promote fair practices in food trade.
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