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Omega 3 oils
Article Type: Food facts From: Nutrition & Food Science, Volume 40, Issue 3.
Which? is concerned manufacturers may be able to make misleading health claims over foods containing omega 3, under new European rules. The new rules look set to allow products containing plant omega 3 oils to bear the claim “high in” or “a source of” omega 3s. Evidence shows that only oils from fish sources keep our hearts healthy.
Sue Davies, Chief policy advisor for Which? says: “Allowing `high in omega 3' claims to be used when the omega 3 fatty acids come from vegetable sources, rather than oily fish, will be a real set back”.
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