The omega-3 finished products market varies from country to country, as does consumer usage. Although many factors—ranging from culture and economy to simple geography—can influence the success of any nutritional ingredient, the regulatory environment certainly plays a large role, too.
As of Jan. 1, 2016, previously allowable nutrient content claims related to the omega-3s eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) can no longer be used in the United States. Canada, the European Union (EU) and Japan each face their own regulatory challenges as well.
To read the full regulatory update and global usage statistics from the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED), visit the Survival Guide to Omega-3s Digital Magazine.
For additional insight on the omega-3 market, check out:
• Increasing Consumers’ Omega-3 Usage Podcast
• Omega-3 Market Overview Video
• The Mind of the Consumer: Omega-3s Report
And for information on top trends in the omega-3 space and how to develop products that meet consumer demand, join us Friday, Oct. 7, at SupplySide West 2016, for the Finding Your Sweet Spot in the Omega-3 Market panel discussion, which was developed with GOED.