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#1 TGM2010

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 12:26 PM

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I have been reading the FDA fortification policy released in April 2015. The unit of measure for Vitamin E is listed as 'do' and FDA recommends a fortification of 1.5 per 100 calories. Does anyone know what 'do' stands for as a unit of measurement.

 

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 05:27 PM

This is a stumper.  I've been trying to find a reference to this and nothing shows.  There are many nutrients that use that "do" for the units in that regulation, so this is not confined to Vitamin E.  I suggest that you call/write/email the FDA and ask them.  Can't hurt.  Then post what they tell you because it's driving me batty!

 

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 07:30 PM

I presume the list referred is this -

 

http://www.accessdat...h.cfm?fr=104.20

 

By visual only,  do = ditto, ie same unit as one above it (for the RDI).

 

should be easy to verify for a few items.

 

PS - seems to work, can compare the list here -

 

https://en.wikipedia...ce_Daily_Intake

 

Though why use "do" is an equally interesting question.


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Posted 29 June 2016 - 07:39 PM

By visual only,  do = ditto, ie same unit as one above it (for the RDI).

 

should be easy to verify for a few items.

 

PS - seems to work, can compare the list here -

 

https://en.wikipedia...ce_Daily_Intake

 

Though why use "do" is an equally interesting question.

I think you got it!  I've never seen "do" as a short form of ditto, and why would they use ditto instead of the units themselves, all of which are only 2 letters?

 

But, it's the government.......

 

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