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Whether fish-derived or vegetarian, omega-3 has become a household term. Supplement sales continue to grow, and more and more foods are being fortified with the healthy fatty acids. But getting omega-3 foods into the mainstream remains a challenge.

Tomorrow! NutraIngredients-USA's Omega-3 Forum

Experts from GOED, NBTY, Wiley’s Finest, Cornell University, and will discuss the market forces, science, supply chain, and future opportunities in omega-3s in a FREE forum hosted by NutraIngredients-USA....

Special edition: Omega-3s

After a bleak couple of years, omega-3 sales are back in the black

After a bleak couple of years, omega-3 sales are back on the rise, said GOED executive director Adam Ismail.

Special edition: Omega-3s

Within troubled picture for world's oceans, omega-3 fisheries judged to be healthy, well-managed

Sustainability has been a constant concern within the omega-3s industry. While questions remain, the general consensus is that the fisheries that supply most of the world’s servings of long chain...

GOED recommends 500 mg of Omega-3 daily

Russia recommends 1,300 mg of Omega-3 EPA and DHA per day, while most countries recommend around 250 mg. After years of deliberation, GOED finally released its own recommendation: 500 mg a day.

Omega-3 PUFA market expected to hit $18.95 billion by 2020

Giving credit to a developed food processing industry, insights firm Markets and Markets found that North American dominated the global Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) market, but Asia-Pacific will accelerate...

SmartyPants attracts capital infusion, extends line with women's and men's gummy formulas

SmartyPants Vitamins is expanding its range of gummy vitamins with specific women’s and men’s formulations. The company’s success in this product category recently attracted an infusion of private investment capital....

Omega-3 supplements in pregnancy reduces baby's anaemia risk, study finds

Taking omega-3 supplements while pregnant may help prevent or reduce the risk of anaemia in newborns, a study has concluded.

Study looks at sunflower phospholipids to encapsulate and deliver omega-3

For functional food manufacturers and marketers who aim for a GMO-free label, encapsulating omega-3 fatty acids in sunflower phospholipids may be a solution.

GOED EXCHANGE 2016

NMR test method could revolutionize verification of omega-3 oils

Transparency in the supply chain rests on reliable tests to verify the provenance of ingredients, but proving beyond doubt where an oil came from has been a problem in the...

GOED EXCHANGE 2016

Traceability, a big topic at recent GOED Exchange meeting, to be covered in impending online Transparency Forum

Traceability and verifiability were big topics at the GOED Exchange meeting that took place last week in the Canary Islands. These topics will be addressed in an online forum later...

Omega Pharma criticised for pushing poor body image in slimming ads

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) says adverts for Omega Pharma’s weight management aid presents an “irresponsible approach to body image and confidence”.

GOED EXCHANGE 2016

'Noisy,' 'anxious' language dilutes message of omega-3s, analysts say

Omega-3s messages are “noisy” and “anxious” according to consumer insights shared during the GOED Exchange meeting taking place this week in Tenerife, Spain.

Kura brings New Zealand milk protein powder to families

Kura is continuing the expansion for its protein smoothie powder containing New Zealand grass-fed dairy protein, with Vitamin Shoppe now stocking the product. One serving contains 14g of dairy protein, and is said to...

GOED updates monograph to keep up with rapidly changing omega-3 industry

In an effort to keep up with a changing industry, GOED has published an updated version of the GOED Voluntary Monograph, which sets specifications for omega-3 oils.

"Boosting omega-3 intakes could have big cost implications for the US healthcare"

Could widespread low omega-3 levels be putting American hearts at risk?

About 95% of Americans may have sub-optimal levels of omega-3s that put them at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, says a new study.

New high potency oil allows Nordic Naturals to enter one-pill-a-day omega-3s game

Nordic Naturals has delved into the “one pill a day” omega-3s space with a new product featuring its latest, super high concentrate triglyceride fish oil. The company says the product,...

GOED exec on national campaigns, health claims, and El Niño

A positive decision from the FDA on a qualified health claim for omega-3s and blood pressure would be “further justification that EPA and DHA are good for your heart”, says Adam...

Rimfrost says new concentrated krill oil ingredient injects innovation into stagnant category

Norwegian krill oil supplier Rimfrost AS says it is seeking to further differentiate krill oil from fish oil with the launch of a new ingredient concentrated for phospholipid content.

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AlaskOmega alters specs of its omega-3 oils to highlight freshness advantages of supply chain

Freshness is one of the touchstones of the marketing of omega-3 fish oils. Organic Technologies, producer of the line of AlaskOmega brand of fish oil ingredients, has altered its specification...

NOAA launches plan to get better data on effect of climate change on marine resources

The effects of climate change on the supplies of marine ingredients is mostly speculation at this point, experts seem to agree. But the potential consequences are enormous, and the major...

‘Omega-3s: Always a Good Idea’ posts positive results but did not fully return the market to growth

An integrated marketing campaign to change the conversation on omega-3s and reverse declining sales has contributed to a 3% improvement in year-over-year monthly unit sales in the food/drug/mass channel, says GOED....

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Omega Protein vessel comes to aid of stranded tug

An Omega Protein menhaden fishing crew aided a tugboat that had become stranded last week on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel structure at the mouth of the bay.

Stepan's lipid nutrition business stumbles

Stepan Co. had high hopes when it acquired a brace of branded lipid nutritional ingredients - Clarinol and Marinol - in 2011. But the company growth projections have been frustrated...

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GOED Exchange 2016 seeks to ‘shape the future of the industry’

The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) has opened registration for its GOED Exchange 2016 conference aiming to ‘foster the exchange of ideas and bring the industry together...

O-3 coalition names science board to boost credibility, help maintain momentum

The Omega 3 Coalition, a group formed to support the positive messaging to the public around the cardiovascular disease benefits of the ingredients, has formed a scientific advisory council, it...

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