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Omega-3 health claims and risks subject of expert panel at GOED exchange

Despite omega-3 health claims being among the most substantiated in the food and dietary supplement industries, effectively navigating the legislative landscape still poses challenges and requires ongoing vigilance from suppliers and manufacturers. January 13-14's GOED Exchange<> will offer companies the opportunity to hear directly from the regulators enforcing these rules during its second plenary session, "Omega-3 Claims: Risk, Substantiation and Enforcement."

Set for Thursday, January 13 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Salt Lake City's Marriott City Center, this Exchange session will feature esteemed panel members Devin Domond, an attorney with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission; Gary Coody, national health fraud coordinator at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; and Nigel Baldwin, senior scientific and regulatory consultant and director, Europe for Cantox Health Sciences International.

"The scientific support for substantiating claims associated with EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids seems to grow daily. Still, using claims that are regulatory-compliant allows companies to avoid legal repercussions, potential consent orders, and the costs and damaged public reputation that can result," noted Adam Ismail, executive director of the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3 (GOED). "Attendees of the GOED Exchange will leave with a better understanding of how to optimize their consumer health message while complying with the current regulations in the U.S., Asia and Europe."

More information on the conference, other educational sessions and registration details can be found at<>.

About GOED:

GOED is a proactive and accountable association of the world's finest processors, refiners, manufacturers, distributors, marketers, retailers and supporters of products containing Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) omega-3 fatty acids. The organization's objectives are to promote and protect the category, educate consumers about the health benefits of EPA/DHA, and work with government groups, the healthcare community and the industry, while setting high standards for its business sector. GOED and its members are committed to personal integrity, ethical corporate behavior, public safety and quality assurance. For more information, visit<>.



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