After successes in health claim approval, Nutraveris experts have obtained a new European Novel Food authorization for DHA-rich oil of the French manufacturer Fermentalg. Fermentalg is an industrial biotechnology company specialized in the production of oils and proteins derived from microalgae.
Nutraveris has constituted and submitted for evaluation an application for an opinion under Article 3.4. of the novel food Regulation (EC No. 258/97) on the substantial equivalence of Fermentalg algal oil to already authorized DHA-rich algal oils. Based on the information provided, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) was satisfied that Fermentalg algal oil is substantially equivalent with respect to its composition, nutritional value, metabolism, intended use and level of undesirable substances to the authorized DHA-rich algal oil. Thanks to Nutraveris expertise, the Fermentalg’s oil can now be used to increase the DHA consumption, a fatty acids notably known for its beneficial effects on cerebral, ocular, and cardiovascular health.