Arcadia Biosciences Inc., an agricultural technology company, recently received FDA approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the use of its safflower oil in dog diets.
The FDA’s approval was published in the U.S. Federal Register.
With the approval, Arcadia will be able to begin selling SONOVA GLA safflower oil – a source of omega-6 fatty acids – to pet nutrition companies for use in their dog food formulations.
“The Federal Register publication completes FDA’s approval of SONOVA GLA safflower oil and, beginning today, opens up an entirely new market for the sale of GLA in the fast-growing specialty market of pet nutrition,” Raj Ketkar, president and CEO of Arcadia Biosciences, said in a statement. “GLA safflower oil is now the only approved source of gamma linolenic acid for use in dog food in the U.S.”
The publication in the Federal Register was titled “Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR), part 573 – Food Additives Permitted in Feed and Drinking Water of Animals – be amended to provide for the safe use of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) safflower oil as a source of omega-6 fatty acids in dry food for adult dogs.”
Arcadia Biosciences, headquartered in Davis, California, focuses on the development of agricultural products; these products are used by farmers and benefit both the environment and human health.