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Industry Speaks Up Against Using EARs To Set Daily Nutrient Values

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Dietary supplement industry stakeholders contend an FDA proposal to use estimated average requirements to set daily values for nutrition and supplement facts labels could reduce existing values and lead to lower nutrient levels in food

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