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Fish oil rule

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Menhaden fish oil is generally recognized as safe for use in food, except when "used in combination with any other added oil that is a significant source of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)," FDA says in tentative amendment to prior regulations published in the Jan. 15 Federal Register. Proposal would clarify 1997 final rule in which the agency set maximum use levels of menhaden oil in order to ensure daily intakes of EPA and DHA did not exceed 3 grams per day. FDA explains the clarification is necessary because it has "received notices from three companies that have concluded that fish oils, other than menhaden oil, are GRAS for use in the same food categories." Comments are requested by March 30...
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