Omega-3 fatty acid content should be expressed by weight, not area percent, says GOED in industry advisory

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The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED; Salt Lake City, UT) has released a new industry advisory for how to properly express the content of omega-3 fatty acids EPA, DHA, and other fatty acids in oils. GOED explains in the advisory that in accordance with the association’s GOED Voluntary Monograph, which industry and association members are welcome to follow, the content of EPA, DHA, and total omega-3 fatty acids in oils should be expressed in weight (mg/g) measurement and not area percent.

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