Correspondence

Department recommends product label messages on vitamin D supplements for at risk groups

The department has produced some voluntary statements to apply to vitamin D supplements for at risk groups.

Documents

Letter from Dr Alison Tedstone

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Recommended wording and conditions of use for labelling messages

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Detail

These voluntary statements have been have produced by the department to apply to products consisting of, or containing vitamin D and have been agreed by the food supplements industry.

A significant proportion of the UK population have low vitamin D status, which increases their risk of vitamin D deficiency. This is a particular concern for pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants, the elderly and people who have low or no exposure to the sun.