GOED News Alerts: Analysis on events affecting EPA and DHA Markets

EU Imports of Flavored O-3s from the US Resume

April 29: GOED has confirmed that shipments of flavored fish oils from the US to the EU can now enter Europe again. On March 25, GOED informed members that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the US considered fish oil containing a flavor originating from a plant product to be a composite product and therefore could not certify the oils with a standard health certificate for fishery products.
According to a representative of the Directorate General for Health and Consumers (DG SANCO) in the EU, fish oil with a plant-based flavor should be considered a fishery product and not a composite product, thus requiring only a standard health certificate. The same is true for fish oil with plant-based antioxidants (e.g. tocopherols and extracts of rosemary). GOED has been informed by NOAA that it plans to resume issuing health certificates for these oils.

Next Member Meeting on May 7

The next GOED member meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 7, in Geneva, Switzerland in connection with the Vitafoods Europe show. The meeting will be held in Room G at the Palexpo Convention Center from 2:00-3:30 pm. Refreshments will be served and there is no need to RSVP.

Membership Update

April 1 — GOED welcomes one new company to its membership, POS Bio-Sciences.

POS Bio-Sciences has joined at the Plus level and offers discounted process development, analytical services and custom processing for GOED members. The main contact is Ben Kelly, who can be reached at bkelly@pos.ca.
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