The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) Panel on Dietetic Products,
Nutrition and Allergies (NDA Panel) has published a scientific opinion
proposing new dietary reference values for iodine. After conducting a public
consultation on a draft opinion issued in January 2014, the NDA Panel has
established adequate intakes (AIs) for infants, children and adults based on
a large epidemiological study showing that “goiter prevalence is lowest for a
urinary iodine concentration above 100 µg/L.” With this threshold in mind, the
NDA panel has recommended the following AIs for iodine consumption: (i)
150 µg/day for adults; (ii) 200 µg/day for pregnant and breastfeeding women;
(iii) 70 µg/day for infants ages 7-11 months; and (iv) 130 µg/day for children.
Additional details about the draft scientific opinion appear in Issue 510 of this


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