Superba Krill Oil Deemed Safe for Foods

Aker BioMarine Antarctic announces today that Superba™ Krill Oil has been determined to be safe for use as a human food ingredient by an independent panel of recognized experts. The panel conducted a critical review of extensive safety, toxicology and clinical research data obtained from animal and human testing, based on scientific procedures and safety assessment criteria established by the U.S. FDA. The determination comes from experts qualified by scientific training and is based on Superba™ Krill Oil’s intended use in food.

“Safety is of course the most important factor for food ingredients and this GRAS finding by independent experts is an important validation of Superba’s safety for foods and supplements,” stated Nils Hoem, PhD, Chief Scientist at Aker BioMarine. “The safety of Superba Krill Oil has been exhaustively demonstrated, and this GRAS process is an important step in validating the studies we have conducted on our products. Superba is a minimally processed whole food harvested from the pristine Antarctic waters.”

The high-phospholipid krill ingredients are intended for use as a source of omega-3 fatty acids in a number of food categories including beverages, cereals, cheese, dairy products, and other nutritional foods. The company is actively exploring functional food applications in the U.S. as well as in Europe where Superba™ Krill Oil is recognized as safe under the Novel Foods regulation.

“The health benefits demonstrated by Superba Krill phospholipid EPA & DHA in clinical research will now be available in food applications,” stated Hoem. “Now the superior bio-efficiency, tolerability, and stability provided by krill’s phospholipid omega-3 fatty acids will benefit consumers in convenient food products.”

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