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Dietary Supplement Labeling Guide: Appendix B. Daily Values For Adults And Children 4 Or More Years Of Age

April 2005

Guidance for Industry
A Dietary Supplement Labeling Guide

Contains Nonbinding Recommendations

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These values can be found in Reference Values for Nutrition Labeling of the Food Labeling Guide. Note that the nutrients in the table are listed in the order in which they are required to appear on the labels of conventional foods in accordance with 21 CFR 101.9(c). The order for the labels of dietary supplements (i.e. "Supplement Facts") is given in 21 CFR 101.36(b)(2)(i)(B):

The names of dietary ingredients that are declared under paragraph (b)(2)(i) of this section shall be presented in a column aligned on the left side of the nutrition label in the order and manner of indentation specified in Sec. 101.9(c), except that calcium and iron shall follow pantothenic acid, and sodium and potassium shall follow chloride. This results in the following order for vitamins and minerals: Vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin B12, biotin, pantothenic acid, calcium, iron, phosphorus, iodine, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper, manganese, chromium, molybdenum, chloride, sodium, and potassium.

Percent DVs must be based on these values and not on Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) established by the National Academy of Sciences.