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FDA Announces New Qualified Health Claims for EPA and DHA Omega-3 Consumption.

Friday, June 28, 2019

(North American Meat Institute)

FDA announced last week that it would not object to qualified health claims for foods and dietary supplements stating the consumption of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may reduce the risk of hypertension and coronary heart disease by lowering blood pressure. In a letter of enforcement discretion to The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED), FDA stated that while the overall evidence was inconclusive, there was "credible evidence" to support the qualified health claim. FDA provided five qualified health claims as being consistent with the letter of enforcement discretion. Those claims and more details can be found here.

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