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Table 1

Health claims authorised for food contents equal to the nutrition claim “source of omega-3 fatty acids” (at least 0.3 g ALA (α-linolenic acid) per 100 g and per 100 kcal, or, as an alternative, at least 40 mg of the sum of EPA (eicosaoentaenoic Acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) per 100 g and per 100 kcal) in Regulation (EU) No. 432/2012. Conditions of use are indicated in the text.

Nutrient Claim (authorised wording) Health relationship 
Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) ALA contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels Maintenance of normal blood cholesterol concentrations
Eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid (EPA/DHA) EPA and DHA contribute to the normal function of the heart Maintenance of normal cardiac function
Linoleic acid Linoleic acid contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels Maintenance of normal blood cholesterol concentrations

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