Dutch research organisation TNO is working with industry partners on a pilot scale algae refining plant with potential in omega-3s, proteins and antioxidants.
Non-members of the International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organization (IFFO) are able to apply for ‘responsible supply’ (RS) certification, after the body altered its criteria recently.
French supplier Polaris says it is in talks with a French manufacturer to introduce its omega-3 into a margarine product this year.
New European Union omega-3 labelling rules will help consumers understand the role the fatty acids can play in the diet and boost product launches, according to the global omega-3 trade group, GOED.
Omega-3 may slash psychotic disorder risk: Study
Supplements of omega-3-rich fish oil may reduce the likelihood of developing psychotic disorders in high-risk people, say results of a new clinical trial.
FSA opposes omega-3 claims that would ‘mislead consumers’
With the doors closed on an EC meeting due to decide the future of omega-3 nutrient content claims, the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has suggested it opposes the proposed labelling.
Omega-3 cheese: All the benefits of fish without the smell
Encapsulating omega-3 fatty acids in milk proteins may protect the fish-derived ingredients from oxidation, and cover the ‘fishy’ flavour in cheese, says a new study.
German firm claims new omega-3 source found
German biotech firm, InterMed Discovery (IMD), has licensed a “microbial source” form of omega-3 it says offers an alternative to existing fish, algae and plant sources.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is due to release an opinion as early as tomorrow on the labelling of reference intake values for omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
EU omega-3 levels must be higher, say UK academics
It will be too easy for omega-3 bearing functional foods to make content claims under a proposed amendment to European nutrition and health claims rules, according to UK researchers.
Omega-3 EPA could be sourced from biodiesel: Researchers
Fungal treatment of a biodiesel byproduct can produce the omega-3 fatty acid EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), offering a potentially economical source of EPA from microbes.
Omega-3 reality check
The market predictions for omega-3 products are endlessly buoyant but a closer look at the state of play reveals very few omega-3 functional foods and beverages have moved beyond niche sales levels.
Omega-3 linked to healthy eyes: meta-analysis
A high intake of omega-3 fatty acids and fish may reduce the risk
of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by up to 38 per cent,
suggests a new meta-analysis.
Martek and Dow AgroSciences forge alliance for canola DHA
Two major players in the US healthy oils market are joining forces
to develop a DHA oil from canola, which could lead to the launch of
a new, cost effective source of the blockbuster ingredient down the
Science needed to justify omega-3 nutrient claims, says GOED
The Global Organization for EPA and DHA omega-3s (GOED) is urging
FDA to review the clinical science on the fatty acids so as to make
an authoritative statement on recommended intake.
Martek gains new Euro patent on ARA for infant formulas
Martek has added a new patent to its store of European intellectual
property on ARA from Mortierella alpine microorganisms for
infant formulas, reinforcing its position after an opposition
hearing in 2005 narrowed the scope of the...
Moisture-releasing ingredients may boost acceptance of other fish
Amid fears of falling fish stocks, adding moisture-releasing
ingredients like diced vegetables or milk could boost acceptance of
less desirable but abundant fish to consumers, suggests new
Omega-3 fatty acid may slash dementia risk - study
Increased bloods levels of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenioc
acid (DHA) could slash the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's
disease, suggests a new study from the US.
Omega 3 impact overestimated?
Both alpha-linolenic acid and omega-3 fatty acids may reduce onset
of depression in cancer patients, suggest Japanese reasearchers.
But investigations into the different omega-3 fats,
eicosapentaenoic acid and docosapentaenoic acid,...
FDA amends fish oil GRAS
The US food watchdog this week issued a 'tentative final rule' that
amends the current GRAS status for a fish oil used in food
ingredients, to control consumer intake of omega-3 fatty acids.
Fish destroys cancer powerhouse
In the news on Monday we reported on the launch of a new
European-funded project to investigate the cancer-preventing powers
of garlic. Today we report that scientists in Oslo, Norway reveal
that the fatty fish could have the power...
Ingredients 'package' from Croda
Croda Healthcare, the pharma and nutritional division of UK company
Croda Oleochemicals, has introduced a new "smart ingredients"
package of lipid concentrates for the growing nutraceuticals
Fish oils to beat the blues
Omega-3 fatty acids, found in significant quantities in salmon,
swordfish, and tuna will help relieve depression in people already
in maintenance therapy for depression, a recent study shows. The
research carried out in Israel supports...
GLA and EPA reveal beneficial aspects
Moderate levels of linolenic acid (GLA) and eicosapentaenoic acid
(EPA) can decrease mitogen-stimulated lymphocyte proliferation
according to a study...
Fish oils help dyslexia
Children with dyslexia and other learning problems can benefit from
being fed fish oils, according to recent research in the UK.
Canada launches functional cheese
Canadian dairy food company, PurNutra Inc., is due to launch this
week a new Omega-3/ DHA enriched cheese. The cheese line,
distributed in the U.S under...