European Food Safety Authority Urges Higher Omega-3 Levels for Recommended Daily Intake

July 14, 2009

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has suggested new levels of recommended daily consumption of omega-3’s to the European Commission (EC; Brussels).

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has suggested new levels of recommended daily consumption of omega-3’s to the European Commission (EC; Brussels).

EFSA’s Panel on Diabetic Products, Nutrition, and Allergies (NDA) issued a recommendation to EC, stating that 250 mg of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids be the minimum level required in products claiming to contain or be high in omega-3’s. This intake value is an increase of EC’s previously-suggested value of 200 mg. NDA’s recommendation also includes daily standards for short-chain fatty acids at 2 mg (the same level suggested by EC) and omega-6’s at 10mg.

EC is due to consider NDA’s recommendation this Wednesday.