Superba Krill Oil Gets Ready for Functional Foods

March 9, 2011

Aker Biomarine A/S has attained Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status for krill oil in foods.

Aker Biomarine A/S (Oslo, Norway) has announced that its Superba Krill Oil has received Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status for use in food. The determination was made by a panel of independent experts who performed a critical review of toxicology studies on animals and humans supplementing with Superba.

Superba Krill Oil is a rich source of omega-3s DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), and astaxanthin.

The company’s GRAS status for food ushers in the beginning of what could be an expanding market for Superba krill oil. (Today’s consumers are only familiar with the ingredient in dietary supplements.) Aker Biomarine says it is exploring functional food options in the United States and in Europe, where the ingredient holds Novel Foods status.

Superba Krill Oil is the only krill oil that holds Marine Stewardship Council certification for sustainable fishing practices.