Outcome of public consultations on the Scientific Opinions of the EFSA Panel on Nutrition, Novel Foods and Food Allergens (NDA) on Dietary Reference Values for sodium and chloride
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) carried out a public consultation to receive input from the scientific community and all interested parties on the draft Scientific Opinions on Dietary Reference Values (DRVs) for sodium and chloride, prepared by the EFSA Panel on Nutrition, Novel Foods and Food Allergens (NDA Panel) and endorsed by the Panel for public consultation at its Plenary meeting on 13 March 2019. The written public consultations for these documents were open from 3 April 2019 to 22 May 2019. No comments were received on the draft Scientific Opinion on DRVs for chloride. On the draft Scientific Opinion on DRVs for sodium, EFSA received comments from eight interested parties and three individuals in their personal capacity. EFSA and its NDA Panel wish to thank all stakeholders for their contributions. The current report summarises the outcome of the public consultations and includes a summary of the comments received and how the comments were addressed. The NDA Panel prepared an updated version of the Scientific Opinion on DRVs for sodium taking into account the comments received. The Scientific Opinions were adopted at the NDA Plenary meeting on 3 July 2019 and are published in the EFSA Journal.
This publication is linked to the following EFSA Journal articles: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.2903/j.efsa.2019.5778/full, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.2903/j.efsa.2019.5779/full