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An accounting term used to describe entries on a profit and loss statement for expenses that might become necessary in the future. Examples include an allowance for bad debt, in which a certain percentage of income is deducted because of the likelihood it will be uncollectible.

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Pizzas with more than 200% of the recommended daily allowance of fat and salt.
Figure One Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for vitamin A compared to one medium baked sweet potato.
The recommended daily allowance of vitamin C for young healthy women should be increased to 90 mg, according to Dr.
Patients taking amprenavir should not take supplemental vitamin E, since the drug's vitamin E content exceeds the recommended daily allowance; however, continued use of multivitamins is safe.
Currently the recommended daily allowance of selenium is 70 micrograms, but the authors of the study suggest that both the recommended and actual intake of selenium by American men may be too low for advanced prostate cancer prevention.
Total contains 31 vitamins and minerals, 15 of which contain the full RDA - recommended daily allowance.
In fact many people think they are eating a very healthy diet but are consuming over double their recommended daily allowance. It's recommended we should cut down our daily sugars so we are getting no more than 5% of our daily food intake from free sugar, this is all the added refined sugar, excluding the sugar that is found naturally in fruit and milk.
A portion of fish and chips can contain 5g of salt, 2g of which is sodium - more than 80% of the recommended daily allowance. By swapping regular salt for LoSalt on their chips, the campaign says, customers can reduce the amount of sodium by two thirds.
VITHIT LEAN & GREEN, PS1.49 For 35 cals you get eight vitamins and minerals at 100% of your recommended daily allowance in a mix of fruit juice and herb tea.
Dr Doug Brown, of the Alzheimer's Society, said: "In this instance, the dosage was much higher than the recommended daily allowance and could be harmful for some."
This vitamin is especially concentrated in red peppers - 100g of red pepper provides about 213% of your recommended daily allowance of vitamin c.
The recommended daily allowance for vitamin E for children ages 4-8 is 10 I.U.

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