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Public consultation on the draft scientific opinion on dietary reference values for sodium

EFSA has launched an open consultation on its draft scientific opinion on dietary reference values (DRVs) for sodium. This document proposes dietary reference values for sodium for adults, pregnant and lactating women, infants and children. The consultation is run in parallel to a consultation on the draft scientific opinion on dietary reference values (DRVs) for chloride.

Interested parties are invited to submit written comments by 22 May 2019. Please use the electronic template provided to submit comments and refer to the line and page numbers. In case you encounter technical issues while filling-in the public consultation form, please make sure you first clean the browser's history or switch browser. To submit additional data to support your comments or files, there is an upload function available in the tool (maximum file size 1 MB). You can also contact the NUTRI Unit’s functional mailbox nda_admin [at] (nda_admin[at]efsa[dot]europa[dot]eu).

Please note that comments will not be considered if they:

  • are submitted after the closing date of the public consultation;
  • are not related to the contents of the document;
  • contain complaints against institutions, personal accusations, irrelevant or offensive statements or material;
  • are related to policy or risk management aspects, which are out of the scope of EFSA's activity.

EFSA will assess all comments which are submitted in line with the criteria above. The comments will be further considered by the relevant EFSA Panel and taken into consideration if found to be relevant.

Copyright-cleared contributions

Persons or entities participating in the EFSA Public Consultation are responsible for ensuring that they hold all the rights necessary for their submissions and consequent publication by EFSA. Comments should inter alia be copyright cleared taking into account EFSA’s transparency policy and practise to publish all submissions. In case your submission reproduces third party content in the form of charts, graphs or images, please ensure that the required prior permissions of the right holder have been obtained.

Publication of contributions

All comments submitted will be published. Comments submitted by individuals in a personal capacity will be presented anonymously. Comments submitted formally on behalf of an organisation will appear with the name of the organisation.

Technical meeting with stakeholders

A webmeeting was organised on 15 May as part of the consultation - watch the recording.