Food and Drug Regulations

Version of section D.02.011 from 2006-03-22 to 2016-12-13:


 No person shall sell a food to which sodium iron pyrophosphate has been added as a source of iron as a mineral nutrient unless

  • (a) the bioavailability of the iron in the food is not less than 50 per cent of the bioavailability of ferrous sulphate as determined by official method FO-42, Determination of Bioavailability of Iron, December 15, 1982; and

  • (b) that person retains documentary evidence showing that the bioavailability of the iron in the food has been determined by the official method referred to in paragraph (a) and, on request by the Director, submits such evidence to the Director.

  • SOR/84-303, s. 1.

TABLE I

Recommended Daily Intake

ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn III
Mineral NutrientUnitsFootnote for TABLE I Recommended Daily Intake*Intake of persons 2 years of age or olderIntake of infants and children less than 2 years of age
1Calcium(mg)1100500
2Phosphorus(mg)1100500
3Magnesium(mg)25055
4Iron(mg)147
5Zinc(mg)94
6Iodide(µg)16055
7Selenium(µg)5015
8Copper(mg)20.5
9Manganese(mg)21.2
10Chromium(µg)12012
11Molybdenum(µg)7515
12Chloride(mg)34001000
  • SOR/88-559, s. 34;
  • SOR/96-259, s. 6;
  • SOR/2003-11, s. 36.

TABLE II

Weighted Recommended Nutrient Intake

ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn III
Mineral NutrientUnitsAmount
1Calciummilligrams780
2Iodidemicrograms155
3Ironmilligrams10
4Phosphorusmilligrams885
5Magnesiummilligrams210
6Zincmilligrams10
  • SOR/96-259, s. 7.
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