GOED Membership Passes 40-Company Milestone

Rapid Growth in Membership Will Lead to New Programs for Members

The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s, or GOED, announced that its membership now stands at 40 companies. In October, twelve companies joined together in founding the trade association to have a more concerted industry effort to help maintain the growth of the markets for Omega 3 (EPA and DHA) products by educating consumers, healthcare professionals and governmental bodies about the benefits of the fatty acids. Adam Ismail, Executive Director of GOED, said, “In nine months we have grown very rapidly and have already been able to provide significant value to our members by working on issues like European health claims and import regulations, US intake references, and international market research.”

“The diversity of our membership is an exciting part of GOED’s work;” Ismail stated, “our membership includes multinationals and small privately owned companies, companies from five different continents, and ingredient and consumer product companies, all united in growing and protecting the category by improving product quality and maintaining high standards.” GOED members are from the food, supplement, and pharmaceutical industries and membership includes most of the world’s omega 3 fish oil and algal oil producers. The young trade association, whose new members include Unilever, NBTY, NourishLife, Nutrition 21, Lysi, and UGA Nutraceuticals, expects the number of consumer product members to grow rapidly in the coming months and membership to reach 70 companies by the end of the year.

Robert Orr, the Chairman of GOED’s board of directors, said, “There are a number of valuable initiatives we will be launching for our members in the coming months. They include the founding of an omega-3 education center with a leading American university, initial meetings with key opinion leaders on development of RDI’s, an expansion of the GOED monograph into a product quality assurance program, a website with exclusive content and research for members, whitepapers on important omega-3 topics, and an editorial program to spread the word about omega-3s.”

The current roster of member companies includes:

  • Alfa Laval Copenhagen
  • Bioriginal Food and Science
  • Cargill
  • Ceres Consulting
  • CHR Holtermann
  • Croda
  • Denomega Nutritional Oils
  • DSM Nutritional Products
  • DuPont
  • EPAX
  • GC Rieber Oils
  • HSC
  • International Fisheries Technology
  • Lipid Nutrition
  • Lonza
  • Lysi
  • Marine Harvest Ingredients
  • Marine Nutriceuticals
  • Martek Biosciences
  • Marvesa
  • Monsanto
  • Napro Pharma
  • NBTY
  • Nippon Suisan Kaisha
  • NourishLife
  • NPIcenter
  • Nu-Mega Ingredients
  • Nutrition 21
  • Ocean Nutrition Canada
  • Pathway International
  • Puleva Biotech
  • Sifar Ilaclari
  • Smit & Zoon
  • Soluciones Extractivas Alimentarias
  • The Solae Company
  • Twin Rivers Technologies
  • U.G.A. Nutraceuticals
  • Unilever
  • United Natural Products Alliance
  • Winterisation Atlantic


GOED is a proactive and accountable association of the world’s finest processors, refiners, manufacturers, distributors, marketers, retailers and supporters of products containing Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) – Omega-3 Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (LCPUFAs). The Organization's objectives are to promote and protect the category and to educate consumers about the health benefits of EPA/DHA and work with government groups, the healthcare community and the industry, while setting high standards for our business sector. We are committed to personal integrity, ethical corporate behavior, public safety and quality assurance. For more information, visit its website at www.goedomega3.com or contact Lindsay Wright at +1 (801) 746-1413.

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