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Omega-3 group joins IADSA

The Global Organisation for EPA and DHA Omega-3, which represents more than 50 fish oil suppliers and product manufacturers, has linked up with the International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations in a move that will attract new members and spread its pro-omega-3 message.

Utah-based GOED, which counts all the major fish oil suppliers as members, including Ocean Nutrition Canada, Croda, DSM, Martek, Denomega, EPAX, Lonza and Nu-Mega, as well as many supplements manufacturers and major food makers like Unilever, has grown its membership from an initial 15 companies in October, 2006, to its current 50+ and growing caucus.

IADSA represents more than 58 national trade member associations and more than 20000 companies. ?We are delighted to have GOED as a member,? said IADSA Chairman Randy Dennin. ?We welcome organisations that work towards facilitating a political and regulatory framework for a growing international market in dietary/food supplements. Through our members we strive to ensure consumer safety through legislation, regulation and guidelines founded upon credible scientific principles.?

GOED recently presented nine health claim petitions to the European Commission which will be adjudicated on within two years.

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