Scientific Support for Setting Dietary Reference Values

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have a mandate from the European Commission to review the existing advice of the Scientific Committee for Food (SCF) on Dietary Reference Values (DRVs) for energy, macro- and micronutrients and other substances with a nutritional or physiological effect. AERU, collaborating with the University of Hertfordshire's Nutrition and Dietetics Group (NDG), are providing regulatory support to EFSA by undertaking literature reviews and data evaluation summarising the scientific information relating to the chemistry, physiology/metabolism, and biomarkers, for magnesium, copper, phosphorus, sodium and chloride, as well as the influence of genotypes on their physiology and metabolism. In this project AERU are providing the expertise on database management, and evidence collation and evaluation whilst NDG provide the expertise in diet and nutrition.


Prof. Kathy Lewis


University of Hertfordshire
University of Hertfordshire, 2017.