What is the safety review of Omega-3 by the FDA?

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  1. TheRiceBowl.asia
    October 22, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    FDA has listed the omega-3s on the Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS) list, but it is recommended that consumers not exceed a total of 3 g of omega-3s per day, with no more than 2 g per day from dietary supplements (USDA, 2011).

    Health claim: “Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. One serving of [name of food] provides [x] grams of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids. [See nutrition information for total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol content.” (FDA, 2015).


    References:

    • USDA. (2011). Technical Evaluation Report – DHA Algal Oil: Handling Processing. United States: ICF International for the USDA National Organic Program.
    • FDA. (2015). Health Claim Petition: Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Reduced Risk of Coronary Heart Disease.
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