First US National Launch Of Omega-3 EPA and DHA Enriched Pizza
Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited (ONC), supplier of MEG-3® brand Omega-3 EPA/DHA food and dietary supplement ingredients, is pleased to announce that A.C. LaRocco has included MEG-3® EPA/DHA in the crust of two of their most popular pizzas and has agreed to add it into their whole pizza line in the next several months. AC LaRocco has also signed a trademark license agreement and will feature the MEG-3® brand on their pizza packaging to tell consumers their pizza contains the most trusted source of omega-3.
A.C. LaRocco’s award winning frozen vegetarian pizzas are all natural and organic. Each pizza is made with IQF (immediate quick frozen) vegetables, fresh garlic, real cheese and fresh herbs. Now their high fiber, whole-wheat pizza crust contains 32 mg of EPA/DHA from fish oil per serving. Two pizzas with MEG-3® are currently available in the USA market: Tomato and Feta & Greek Sesame. For more information on A.C. LaRocco and their healthy pizzas, please visit www.aclarocco.com
DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) and EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) are the physiologically essential fatty acids important for good health and normal growth and development. Many studies have shown that DHA plays an essential role in the normal development of the brain, eyes and nerves while EPA provides benefit for joint mobility. Together, EPA and DHA aid in the maintenance of cardiovascular function.
Clarence Scott, President of A.C. LaRocco, said, “Quality is very important to us as we want to maintain our reputation as a high-quality provider of heart healthy pizzas. To provide the consumers with even more essential nutrients, we decided to include omega-3.” Clarence Scott continued, “Ocean Nutrition Canada was a perfect match for us, not only because their microencapsulation ingredient is pure and reliable, but because the MEG-3® brand represents quality, which is in line with our values.
Ian Lucas, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing with ONC, said, “This is a very exiting moment for us, as this is the first pizza the MEG-3® ingredient has been added to.” Lucas continues, “We believe it is an excellent fit as A.C. LaRocco offers a very healthy pizza people will love to eat and who, at the same time, can receive the Omega-3 health benefits of fish without the taste or smell of fish.”
About Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited (ONC):
Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited is a privately held company, whose major shareholder is Clearwater Fine Foods Incorporated, a diversified holding/investment company whose significant holdings include a controlling interest in Clearwater Seafood's Limited Partnership, which is the world’s largest integrated shellfish harvester and processor and Ocean Nutrition (Canada) Limited. Ocean Nutrition Canada researches, manufactures, and markets Omega-3 concentrates and other marine based natural ingredients for dietary supplements and foods. ONC exemplifies scientific rigor in discovery and research programs, along with world leading regulatory and quality compliance standards. For more information on the health benefits of MEG-3® ingredients please visit www.meg-3.com
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