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Martek Biosciences


, a maker of nutritional oils and supplements, said Wednesday that all its DHA omega-3 products have been approved by Health Canada for use as food ingredients in most foods.

The approval allows for DHA levels of not less than 8 mg and not more than 100 mg in a single serving.

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The Columbia, Md.-based Martek's life's DHA contains the long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), the key omega-3 fatty acid for ensuring brain, eye and heart health and functions.

Martek's life's DHA is derived from a sustainable and vegetarian source, unlike other DHA omega-3 products which are derived from fish oil.

"Martek will be better equipped to compete for the DHA-enriched food market in Canada with this additional approval," the company said.

The shares of the company were trading down 32 cents or 1.37% at $23.08, Wednesday.

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