Ocean Nutrition Canada a top scorer in lab proficiency test

Ocean Nutrition Canada a top scorer in lab proficiency test

ONC labs receive high marks for quality testing of omega-3 fish oil.

With the leading product technology and R&D platform in the industry, Ocean Nutrition Canada (ONC) has a longstanding commitment to quality.  A recent third-party evaluation of ONC’s laboratory staff and equipment established the organization as one of the top quality control labs in the world for fish oil testing. ONC, the world’s largest supplier of Omega-3 EPA/DHA, was among the highest scoring labs in the evaluation by the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) proficiency program, earning an Honourable Mention.

“This is a significant recognition of the hard work and skills of our Quality Control team,” says Daniel Emond, ONC’s Chief Operating Officer. “There is nothing more important than the quality of the product we deliver to our customers.”

ONC boasts the largest privately owned marine research and development facility in North America. The organization is committed to constantly innovating and improving in order to provide the highest quality Omega-3 EPA/DHA ingredients, says Emond.

“Customers appreciate that our labs are evaluated by a qualified external party like AOCS,” says Emond. “They know the products they buy from us will be delivered to their exact specifications.”

AOCS tests proficiency in a variety of functions for labs around the world. The AOCS proficiency evaluation for fatty acids was implemented by the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3 (GOED) in 2008 to allow its members, and associated organizations, the ability to benchmark their laboratory staff and equipment. The evaluation scores labs on their accuracy in testing fish oil for levels of EPA and DHA as well as freshness. ONC’s Quality Control lab, located at the organization’s facility in Mulgrave Nova Scotia, has participated in the AOCS fatty acid evaluation since its inception.                    

Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited (ONC), the world’s largest Omega-3 EPA/DHA solutions provider, has a pioneering approach to wellness through innovation. Headquartered in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, ONC has created the leading Research & Development platform in the industry and operates the largest privately-owned marine research and development facility in North America.

ONC provides its customers in the dietary supplement, food ingredient and pharmaceutical sectors with a competitive advantage in the rapidly growing Omega-3 EPA/DHA market through their MEG-3® branded line of products created with ONC’s proprietary technology. With an uncompromising commitment to quality, MEG-3® products meet or exceed global quality standards. To date, MEG-3® has been included in more than 100 billion servings of food and supplement products worldwide.

For more information about ONC, visit www.ocean-nutrition.com and for more information about the health benefits of MEG-3®, visit www.meg-3.com

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