Register now! Technical meeting with stakeholders on the draft opinions on Dietary Reference Values for sodium and chloride

Attend in person:
Registration opendeadline: 23 April 2019
Brussels, Belgium
7 May 2019


EFSA is organising a meeting with stakeholders to present its draft opinions on Dietary Reference Values (DRVs) for sodium and chloride. DRVs guide professionals on the amount of a nutrient needed to maintain health in otherwise healthy people. They are used to issue dietary recommendations to consumers. The draft opinions will be released for public consultation at the beginning of April 2019.

Objectives of the meeting

The meeting aims at providing clarifications to stakeholders on the conclusions reached by the EFSA’s Panel on Nutrition, Novel Foods and Food Allergens (NDA) regarding DRVs for sodium and chloride. It will also be used to collect comments from participants as part of the public consultation, which will then be considered by the Panel in finalising its opinions.

Structure of the meeting

EFSA experts and staff will present highlights from the draft opinions, address questions from participants, and invite comments for discussion.

The presentations of the meeting will be published on EFSA’s website.

Who should attend?

The meeting is intended for representatives of governmental organisations, professional associations, non-governmental organisations, academia, food business operators, and industry associations with interest and expertise in nutrition and public health. The meeting is limited to a maximum of 50 participants. Should registrations exceed this number, EFSA will make a selection of participants to ensure a balanced representation of the various fields of expertise, stakeholder groups and geographical regions.

On-line registrations

The registration form can be found here

Please note that registration may close once the maximum number of participants is reached or, at the latest, by 15 April 2019 at midnight CET.

After closure of registration, potential participants will be informed whether or not they have been selected for participation.

Logistic information

The meeting will be held in Brussels, Belgium, from 9:00 to 16:00 on 07 May 2019. Further details will be communicated to selected participants. English will be the language of the event, no translation will be provided.

There is no fee for participation, however participants are required to cover their own expenses related to travel and accommodation.


Do not hesitate to contact the organising committee at events [at] for more information.


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