Introduction and summary of the 2018 dietary glutamate workshop

Luc Cynober*, John D. Fernstrom, Berthold Koletzko, Ivonne M.C.M. Rietjens, Ashley Roberts, David R. Tennant, Daniel Tomé, Charles V. Vorhees

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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."

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Nutrition and Metabolism
Issue numberSuppl 5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018


  • Amino acid
  • European food safety authority
  • Glutamate
  • Risk assessment
  • Toxicology


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