Prairie Orchard Farms, a Winnipeg (Canada)-owned and
operated company, has been working with Focus Feeds to identify poultry feed
combinations that add healthy fatty acids to chicken meat.
The company is trying to combine omega-3 fatty acids to add to chicken in a
way that will boost the meat's functional value without affecting taste. Omega-3 eggs
have become mainstream fare. Prairie
said it is looking for labelling permission in both Canada and the
United States for this type of poultry meat.
While an FDA
health claim exists in the US, Canada does not have any approved
structure-function type claims for the lipid ingredient.