The U.K. Food Standards Agency (FSA) has requested public comments about a novel foods application submitted by a U.S. company seeking permission to use refined oil from Bugglossoides arvensis seeds in its food products. The company suggests in the application that the oil is a rich source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and could be consumed by people who want to increase their intake of omega-3 fatty acids, but are unwilling or unable to consume fish oils—vegetarians, for example. The applicant also indicated that oil made from Bugglossoides arvensis seeds is similar in composition to Echium oil, which is already approved for use in foods in the European Union. FSA will accept comments until July 15, 2013. See FSA News Release, June 25, 2013.