In 2024, the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) adjusted its maximum level recommendations for folate/folic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin D and selenium in food supplements and fortified foods.

The BfR's maximum level proposals aim to limit nutrient intake via food supplements and fortified foods in such a way that significant additional nutrient intake is possible through the consumption of the products and at the same time the majority of the well-supplied population is protected from excessive nutrient intake.


The new maximum levels for folate/folic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin D and selenium

Under the following links you will find the new maximum intake recommendations of the BfR, which are based on the re-evaluations of the Tolerable Upper Intake Levels (UL) for selected vitamins and minerals published last year by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

BfR announces revision of further upper intake level recommendations

The BfR has already announced that it will also revise and subsequently publish the recommended maximum levels for manganese. The final EFSA risk assessment for manganese is expected to be published shortly. Furthermore, the EFSA's opinions on vitamin A, beta-carotene and vitamin E are still to be published.


The BfR has been assessing the health risks of vitamins and minerals for around two decades and had already updated the recommendations for maximum levels for vitamins and minerals in food supplements and fortified foods in 2021 according to the current state of knowledge.


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Author: Anika Wolf, AGROLAB LUFA