Nuseed Americas has welcomed confirmation from Canadian regulators that its proprietary DHA-refined canola oil has been classified as safe for human consumption and that DHA canola crude oil and meal are safe for aquaculture and forage, respectively.
When it published its assessment, Health Canada determined that the highly refined oil derived from canola is safe for human consumption as or in food in Canada.
Separately, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has determined that Nuseed’s omega-3 canola meal is safe for use in cattle feed and the oil is safe for use in fish feed. CFIA also confirmed that Nuseed’s omega-3 canola does not pose an increased environmental risk compared to other cultivated canola and is approved for cultivation.
Nuseed’s Omega-3 canola was developed as an alternative to the fish oil found in Aquafeed (marketed as Aquaterra) and for human consumption (marketed as Nutriterra).
Brent Zacharias, executive director of the group, said in a press release that the Canadian approvals are an important milestone in the development and commercialization of omega-3 canola.
“Canada is the third largest producer of farmed salmon in the world. These approvals position Nuseed to provide the Canadian market with an oil that has been shown to provide fish health benefits and enable the industry’s sustainability goals. especially in reducing the dependence on scarce marine ingredients.
“In view of Canada’s position as the largest rapeseed producing country, the approval also ensures our future scalability and gives us access to an important expansion market.”
Nuseed is driving further regulatory applications in other relevant markets around the world.