|Title||Introduction and summary of the 2018 dietary glutamate workshop|
|Author(s)||Cynober, Luc; Fernstrom, John D.; Koletzko, Berthold; Rietjens, Ivonne M.C.M.; Roberts, Ashley; Tennant, David R.; Tomé, Daniel; Vorhees, Charles V.|
|Source||Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism 73 (2018)Suppl 5. - ISSN 0250-6807 - 4 p.|
Human Nutrition & Health
|Publication type||Refereed Article in a scientific journal|
|Keyword(s)||Amino acid - European food safety authority - Glutamate - Risk assessment - Toxicology|
The 2018 Dietary Glutamate Workshop was organized and sponsored by the International Glutamate Technical Committee to provide a platform for a broad expert discussion on all relevant aspects of glutamate metabolism and safety in human nutrition. The participants reached a consensus with previous safety evaluations conducted by the global expert bodies, but contradicted the 2017 re-evaluation of dietary glutamates by the European Food Safety Authority, which proposed a group acceptable daily intake (ADI) of 30 mg/kg body weight per day. The participants of the Workshop concluded that the present knowledge on metabolism, kinetics, developmental and general toxicity of dietary glutamates did not warrant a change in the previous ADI of "not specified."