Outcome of a public consultation on the Scientific Opinion of the EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) on Dietary Reference Values for sodium (intermediate draft) and related protocol
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) carried out a public consultation to receive input from the scientific community and all interested parties on an intermediate draft of its scientific opinion on Dietary Reference Values (DRVs) for sodium and related protocol, prepared by the EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA Panel) and endorsed by the Panel for public consultation at its Plenary meeting on 19 September 2017. The written public consultation for these documents was open from 29 September to 12 November 2017. EFSA received comments from 10 interested parties. EFSA and its NDA Panel wish to thank all stakeholders for their contributions. The present report summarises the outcome of the public consultation, and includes a brief summary of the comments received and how they were addressed. In particular, the report describes the revisions of the draft scientific opinion and of the protocol that have been applied in light of the comments received. The final protocol is published in the EFSA Knowledge Junction. The protocol will be implemented in order to finalise the scientific opinion. Another public consultation will be organised once the scientific opinion is complete (Spring 2019).