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Call for comment on a new form of Vitamin B3 (niacin)

Date: 22/04/2021

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is calling for comment on an application to allow a new form of vitamin B3 in the Food Standards Code.

The application is seeking approval to use nicotinamide riboside chloride as a form of vitamin B3 in food for special medical purposes (FSMPs). The Code refers to vitamin B3 compounds as niacin.

FSANZ CEO Mark Booth said if approved, nicotinamide riboside chloride would be added to the Code for use as a form of niacin in FSMPs.

“FSMPs partially or totally replace the daily diet and are recommended for use under medical supervision.

“After undertaking a risk assessment, we found no safety concerns associated with the use of nicotinamide riboside chloride as a form of niacin in FSMPs" Mr Booth said.

To have your say, see our call for comment page. Submissions close at 6pm (Canberra time) 20 May 2021.

What happens with my feedback?

Submissions will be published to our website as soon as possible after the end of the public comment period.

FSANZ will consider all feedback received through this submission process before making a decision on whether to approve the application.

FSANZ's decision will be notified to ministers responsible for food regulation who can ask for a review or agree that the standard should become law.

More information

​Media contact: 0401 714 265 (Australia) or +61 401 714 265 (from New Zealand) or media@foodstandards.gov.au

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