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Age to start complementary feeding of infants

At what age is it safe for infants to start eating pureed and finger foods in addition to breastmilk or formula? We have just completed a comprehensive evaluation of the scientific evidence on this topic, covering infant health, nutritional needs and deve ...

12 September 2019
News

Outcome of a public consultation on the Scientific Opinion of the EFSA Panel on Nutrition, Novel Foods and Food Allergens (NDA) on the appropriate age range for introduction of complementary feeding into an infant’s diet

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched a public consultation to receive input from the scientific community and all interested parties on the draft Scientific Opinion on the appropriate age range for introduction of complementary feeding i ...

12 September 2019
Technical report

Updating DRVs: job done, after 10 years and 34 nutrients

The publication this week of dietary reference values (DRVs) for sodium and chloride marks the end of ten years of work by EFSA’s nutrition scientists. It started in 2009 after the European Commission asked EFSA to update values last set in the 19 90s for ...

04 September 2019
News

Dietary reference values for sodium

Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Nutrition, Novel Foods and Food Allergens (NDA) derived dietary reference values (DRVs) for sodium. Evidence from balance studies on sodium and on the relationship between sodium intake a ...

04 September 2019
Scientific Opinion

Dietary reference values for chloride

Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Nutrition, Novel Foods and Food Allergens (NDA) has derived dietary reference values (DRVs) for chloride. There are no appropriate biomarkers of chloride status, no balance studies and no ...

04 September 2019
Scientific Opinion

Safety of viable embryonated eggs of the whipwormT. suisas a novel food

Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Nutrition, Novel Foods and Food Allergens (NDA) was asked to deliver an opinion on viable embryonated eggs of the whipworm  Trichuris suis  as a novel food (NF) pursuant to Regulation (EU ...

01 August 2019
Scientific Opinion

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