EAR Estimated Average Requirement

EPA eicosapentaenoic acid (omega-3 fatty acid)

FDA Food and Drug Administration

FDC Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938

Fight BAC! Fight Foodborne Bacteria

FPI Food Policy Institute (Rutgers University)

FSIS Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA)

GI gastrointestinal

GMA Grocery Manufacturers Association

GRAS Generally Recognized as Safe

HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HNRCA Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (Tufts University)

IFIC International Food Information Council

IFN-g Interferon-gamma

IGF-1 insulin-like growth factor-1

IOM Institute of Medicine

IU International Unit

KO knock-out [mice]

LDL low-density lipoprotein

LTC long-term care

MPa Megapascal

NCHS National Center for Health Statistics (CDC)

NHANES National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

NIA National Institute on Aging

NIH National Institutes of Health

NLEA Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990

NOAEL no-observable-adverse-effect level

NORC naturally occurring retirement community

NSAID non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

NZFSA New Zealand Food Safety Authority

OAA Older Americans Act

ODS Office of Dietary Supplements (NIH)

PCA Peanut Corporation of America

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