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Ocean Nutrition Canada seeks algal omega-3 oil approval in EU

Ocean Nutrition Canada seeks algal omega-3 oil approval in EU

By Shane Starling

Ocean Nutrition Canada has applied to have an omega-3 algal oil approved under European Union novel foods regulations – stating it is ‘substantially equivalent’ to an existing approved oil manufactured by Martek-DSM.

GOED explains its “big plans” for omega-3 health claims in 2012

Dispatches from SupplySide West 2011

GOED explains its “big plans” for omega-3 health claims in 2012

By Shane Starling from Las Vegas

With the volume of omega-3 science tripling in 10 years, the world’s leading omega-3 trade group is working with international regulators to have that research reflected in authorised claims – especially in the EU and the US.

US military: Low omega-3 levels may boost suicide risk

Special edition: Omega-3

US military: Low omega-3 levels may boost suicide risk

By Stephen Daniells

US troops and service personnel with low levels of omega-3 are at increased risk of suicide, says a new study that potential opens the door to widespread omega-3 supplementation.

DHA omega-3 may offer sports protection

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2011

DHA omega-3 may offer sports protection

By Nathan Gray

DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is the critical omega-3 fatty acid in the brain and research backs its ability to boost brain function. But can it slow the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease and help protect sportspeople against concussion?

DHA claims enter EU law books

DHA claims enter EU law books

By Shane Starling at Vitafoods in Geneva

Controversial DHA omega-3 infant eye claims have entered European Union law after narrowly averting a last-minute challenge in the European Parliament that would have sent the claims back to the drawing board.

MEPs have authorised a DHA-eye health claim for infants

MEPs authorise omega-3 infant eye health claim

By Shane Starling

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have today narrowly rejected a motion to prohibit a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and European Commission (EC)-approved DHA omega-3 eye health claim on breast milk substitute products.

Martek is now a fullly-owned DSM subsidiary

DSM begins Martek integration

By Shane Starling

Royal DSM has kicked the integration of its new €800m wholly-owned subsidiary, Martek Biosciences Corporation, into life by establishing a special integration unit to manage the US-Dutch-Swiss deal.

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