The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), a trade association for the dietary supplement industry, welcomed FDA's new proposed rule, "Food Labeling: Revision of the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels."
CRN praised FDA for re-enforcing the use of the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) as the basis for determining the Daily Value (DV) for nutrients. The RDA is the daily dietary intake level of a nutrient considered sufficient by the Food an Nutrition Board to meet requirements of 97.5 percent of healthy individuals.
CRN applauds FDA for keeping the RDA as its standard for DVs on food labels. At a time when we know of significant nutrient shortfalls in the typical American diet, it would have been a mistake to water down nutritional requirements so that at most only half the population would be covered," said Andrea Wong, Ph.D., vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs, CRN.
FDA also pointed out that potassium and vitamin D are not being consumed in adequate amounts in some segments of the population, which puts them at higher risk for chronic disease. FDA is also planning to revise specific DVs for calcium and vitamin D to reflect updated science.