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EFSA | Updated advice on acceptable intake for copper – consultation open | Deadline: 1 August 2022

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The Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) for copper from all sources in food will be reduced from 0.15 mg/kg of body weight (bw) to 0.07 mg/kg bw based on an updated evaluation of the scientific evidence. EFSA’s draft scientific opinion on copper in food is open for comments until 1 August 2022 – have your say now!

Copper is an essential micronutrient for all living beings including humans. Too much or too little copper in the diet can lead to health problems. It is naturally present in many foods and also enters the food chain through its use in organic and conventional pesticides, feed and food additives, and as a nutrient in fortified foods and food supplements.



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