Assessment of iron intake in relation to tolerable upper intake Levels. Opinion of the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety. VKM report 2017:5
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The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (Vitenskapskomiteen for mattrygghet, VKM) has,at the request of the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet; NFSA), assessed the intake of iron in the Norwegian population in relation to tolerable upper intake levels (ULs). The existing maximum limit for iron in food supplements is 27 mg/day. VKM has also conducted scenario calculations to illustrate the consequences of amending the maximum limit to 5, 10, 20, 30, 40 or 50 mg/day.