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Report: Regulatory Update, Long-Chain Omega-3 EPA and DHA Fatty Acids

When it comes to recognizing the potential health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, different regions of the world have taken unique regulatory approaches.

August 27, 2015

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Report: Regulatory Update, Long-Chain Omega-3 EPA and DHA Fatty Acids

Report Summary

When it comes to recognizing the potential health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, different regions of the world have taken unique regulatory approaches.

Editor's Take

Compared to other geographies, the United States has not been as progressive in or supportive of realizing the public health benefits of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). There is neither a dietary reference intake (DRI) nor FDA-approved health claim that accurately reflects the current state of the science.

Takeaways for Your Business

  • The lack of a DRI for long-chain omega-3s may be hindering claim approval in the United States.

  • The EU has authorized numerous claims (nutrition and health) related to omega-3 fatty acids.

  • In Japan, foods with function claims cant market products to populations such as expectant mothers.



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