FDA: QUALIFIED THUMBS-UP ON OMEGA-3

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has given its OK to a qualified health claim that EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids in dietary supplements may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, and that's good news for anyone selling fish, industry sources said.Even though the Oct. 31 FDA decision pertains to dietary supplements, not fish, and even though the claim itself is qualified, the

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has given its OK to a qualified health claim that EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids in dietary supplements may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, and that's good news for anyone selling fish, industry sources said.

Even though the Oct. 31 FDA decision pertains to dietary supplements, not fish, and even though the claim itself is qualified, the announcement was hailed by the National Seafood Educators, Richmond Beach, Wash.

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