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Martek DHA OK’d for foods in China

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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The Ministry of China has authorized the use of Martek Biosciences' life'sDHA as a novel food ingredient and permits it to be immediately available for use in foods, beverages and supplements for persons older than 12 months, Martek announces Aug. 23. The initial approval is part of the regulatory process for Chinese novel foods and continues through Aug. 5, 2009, after which Martek may apply for a final novel food certificate. Martek's DHA omega-3, which "serves as a primary building block for the brain and eyes and supports brain, eye and cardiovascular health," has been used in infant formula throughout China since 2000, the firm says...

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