New Recommendations On Vitamin A Intake From The EFSA


The EFSA, European Food Safety Authority have re-assessed the daily requirements for vitamin A intake in men and women. Current European intake is not a concern, in fact it’s a little on the high side at 597- 1078 ug/day for adolescents, and 816- 1498ug/day for adults.

The new population reference intake (PRI) is set at 750ug for men, and 650ug for women and 250- 750ug for infants and children, with pregnant women encouraged to have at least 700ug to support growth of the foetus.

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Source, (2015). The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has established vitamin A population reference intakes (PRIs) in the EU, recommending 750 μg for men and 650 μg for women. Retrieved 6th March, 2015, from


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