TITLE

WHY IS EFSA EVALUATING THE SAFETY OF LONG-CHAIN OMEGA-3s?

AUTHOR(S)
Ismail, Adam; Rice, Harry
PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
Nutraceutical Business & Technology;Sep/Oct2011, Vol. 7 Issue 5, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the evaluation of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) regarding the safety of omega-3 intake. It states that the intake of 3 grams (g) per day of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) were safe. It also cites the reasons for the request of the European Commission (EC) regarding the review of omega-3 intake including concerns from several member states, nutritional claims, and absence of European Union-wide tolerable upper intake level.
ACCESSION #
78950487

 

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