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FDA Proposes Denying Nutrient Content Claims for ALA, DHA, EPA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has prepared Docket No. 2004N-0217, 2005P-0189, and 2006P-0137, CFSAN 200539. Food Labeling: Nutrient Content Claims; Alpha-Linolenic Acid, Elcosapentaenoic Acid, and Docosahexaenoic Acid Omega-3 Fatty Acids, which would prohibit the nutrient content claims for DHA, EPA and ALA, based on three notifications suibmitted to the agency, because they are not based on an authoritative statement that identifies a nutrient level to which the claims refer.

Pre-pub: http://www.fda.gov/OHRMS/DOCKETS/98fr/cf0539.pdf

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