Nutrition 21 has announced that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) issued its safety assessment supporting the use of chromium picolinate in foods intended for the general population in the European Union (EU).
In its safety assessment, the EFSA concluded that chromium picolinate has a large margin of safety, supporting its use as a source of chromium up to the maximum level established by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
EFSA's safety review was in response to Nutrition 21's application to market Chromax chromium picolinate as a source of chromium in conventional foods in Europe.
The safety assessment is an initial step in obtaining formal EU approval of chromium picolinate as an acceptable form of chromium for use in foods.
Source: Nutrition 21
- If you enjoyed this article, you may also like this: EFSA Article 14 – positive opinion for oat beta-glucan
- Caffé Culture 2013, in pictures
- Tetra Pak receives DuPont Continuing Innovation Award
- Pom-Bear Zoo snacks from Intersnack