Global fish oil, health supplements brand becomes sustainably certified

Published on
April 17, 2017

Friend of the Sea sustainability certification has been approved for ingredients containing omega-3 EPA and DHA used in products within Royal DSM’s MEG-3 brand. 

The fish oil for MEG-3 and MEG-3 Ultra ingredients originate from fisheries with Friend of the Sea-approved purse-seine fleets. The fisheries are managed according to sustainable criteria, with highly selective fishing methods and from stocks that are neither overfished nor overexploited. 

These ingredients, which are used in dietary supplement, pharmaceutical and food and beverage applications worldwide to help deliver multiple health benefits, are processed in DSM’s facilities in Peru and Canada – DSM Marine Lipids Peru SAC and DSM Nutritional Products Canada Ltd.

The Netherlands-headquartered DSM has a traceability system in place and analytic reports on tracking and tracing available to demonstrate its products respect all requirements of the Friend of the Sea standard and that there is no possibility of mixing certified and non-certified raw materials, the company said.

“At DSM, sustainability is the core value of the company. We are focused on delivering science-based, sustainable and scalable solutions that face up to the challenges our world faces today,” said Brent MacDonald, global director of marketing for nutritional lipids at DSM. “That is why we rely on Friend of the Sea to prove the sustainable origin of our products.”

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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