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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 Mineral Infants Less than 4 Years Pregnant and Lactating Women Units of Measure
Vitamin A 1,500 2,500 8,000 IU
Vitamin C 35 40 60 mg
Calcium 600 800 1,300 mg
Iron 15 10 18 mg
Vitamin D 400 400 400 IU
Vitamin E 5 10 30 IU
Thiamin 0.5 0.7 1.7 mg
Riboflavin 0.6 0.8 2.0 mg
Niacin 8 9 20 mg
Vitamin B6 0.4 0.7 2.5 mg
Folate 100 200 800 mcg
Vitamin B12 2 3 8 mcg
Biotin 50 150 300 mcg
Pantothenic acid 3 5 10 mg
Phosphorus 500 800 1,300 mg
Iodine 45 70 150 mcg
Magnesium 70 200 450 mg
Zinc 5 8 15 mg
Copper 0.6 1.0 2.0 mg

For questions regarding this document, contact the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) at 240-402-2371.