Essential Nutrients [Food and Drugs] Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 21 CFR 500.82 [Title 21 Food and Drugs; Chapter I Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services; Subchapter E Animal Drugs, Feeds, and Related Products; Part 500 General; Subpart E Regulation of Carcinogenic Compounds used in Food-Producing Animals], Essential Nutrients means “compounds that are found in the tissues of untreated, healthy target animals and not produced in sufficient quantity to support the animal's growth, development, function, or reproduction, e.g., vitamins, essential minerals, essential amino acids, and essential fatty acids. These compounds must be supplied from external sources.”