This memorandum presents suggested safe minimal levels for vitamin and mineral content of formulas designed to provide total nutrition for infants. These levels must not be equated with recommended daily allowances; rather, they represent levels below which distinct hazards may be encountered. In addition, maximal and minimal values for vitamin and mineral supplements are suggested. The maximal levels will provide intakes close to ideal. A supplement containing less than the stipulated minimal levels will probably serve no useful purpose.
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