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Table 3

Authorised novel foods with a specified DHA and EPA content.

Name DHA/EPA content Number of food categories Maximum levels of DHA combined with EPA, or DHA alone, in food supplements (FS) (mg/day)
Algal oil from the microalgae Ulkenia sp. ≥ 32% 3 250 mg DHA/day for general population; 450 mg DHA/day for pregnant and lactating women
Antarctic Krill oil from Euphausia superba (1) and rich in phospholipids (> 60%) (2) EPA: ≥ 9%
DHA: ≥ 5%
14 3000 mg/day;
450 mg/day for pregnant and lactating women
Calanus finmarchicus oil EPA: > 3.0%
DHA: > 4.0%
1 (FS) 2.3 g/day (as such)
Oil extracted from squids DHA: ≥ 20%
EPA: ≥ 10%
10 As above
Schizochytrium sp. oil rich in DHA and EPA DHA: ≥ 22.5%
EPA: ≥ 10 
16 3000 mg/day; 450 mg/day for pregnant and lactating women
Schizochytrium sp. (ATCC PTA-9695) oil DHA: ≥ 35%
(DPA n-6: ≤ 7.5%)
16 250 mg DHA/day for general population; 450 mg DHA/day for pregnant and lactating women
Schizochytrium sp. (T18) oil DHA: ≥ 35% 16 50 mg DHA/day for general population; 450 mg DHA/day for pregnant and lactating women
Schizochytrium sp. Oil DHA: ≥ 32.0% 15 250 mg DHA/day for general population; 450 mg DHA/day for pregnant and lactating women

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