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Guidance for Industry: A Food Labeling Guide (15. Appendix G: Daily Values for Infants, Children Less Than 4 Years of Age, and Pregnant and Lactating Women)

January 2013

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The document below is available in several foreign language(s). FDA offers these translations as a service to a broad international audience. We hope that you find these translations useful. While the agency has attempted to obtain translations that are as faithful as possible to the English version, we recognize that the translated versions may not be as precise, clear, or complete as the English version. The official version of this document is the English version.

These values have not been codified, but have been published in the Federal Register to provide guidance to manufacturers for the nutrients listed (58 FR 2206 at 2213; January 6, 1993). The abbreviation "IU" is used for International Units, "mg" for milligrams, and "mcg" for micrograms. The abbreviation "µg" may also be used for micrograms. Also, the agency has modified the units of measure for four nutrients. Calcium and phosphorus values are expressed in mg and biotin and folate values in mcg (60 FR 67164 to 67174).

Vitamin or MineralInfantsLess than 4 YearsPregnant and Lactating WomenUnits of Measure
Vitamin A1,5002,5008,000IU
Vitamin C354060mg
Calcium6008001,300mg
Iron151018mg
Vitamin D400400400IU
Vitamin E51030IU
Thiamin0.50.71.7mg
Riboflavin0.60.82.0mg
Niacin8920mg
Vitamin B60.40.72.5mg
Folate100200800mcg
Vitamin B12238mcg
Biotin50150300mcg
Pantothenic acid3510mg
Phosphorus5008001,300mg
Iodine4570150mcg
Magnesium70200450mg
Zinc5815mg
Copper0.61.02.0mg

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