Nordic Naturals’ Research Advisor Accepts New Position At Well-Known Dietary Supplement Trade Organization

It is with great respect and a fond farewell that Nordic Naturals, America’s premier fish oil company, announces today that Dr. Douglas “Duffy” MacKay has terminated his role as Research Advisor for the company and has accepted the position of Vice President of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs at the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), a trade association located in Washington D.C that represents dietary supplement ingredient suppliers and manufacturers.

Dr. MacKay served as Nordic Naturals Research Advisor for four years where he facilitated the numerous ongoing human clinical trials using Nordic Natural products, developed and tested new product formulations, interfaced with healthcare professionals and the media plus authored research-based educational materials for professionals and consumers.

According to Joar Opheim, CEO of Nordic Naturals, “Duffy made tremendous contributions to the research and educational environment at Nordic Naturals and we will miss his expertise in the coming days. I certainly support this important career choice and know that he will be a tremendous asset to us and our entire trade by holding the tenets of responsible marketing and use of dietary supplements.”

“I am very grateful for having been a part of the Nordic Naturals team and for being able to educate the world about the important role of essential fatty acids on human health and disease through such an esteemed brand,” says Dr. MacKay. “My role at CRN will allow me to indirectly support the mission statement of Nordic Naturals by interfacing with media, regulators and legislators as part of CRN’s scientific team.”

In his new position at CRN, he will join his colleagues in summarizing, interpreting and contributing to the science surrounding dietary supplements and nutrition, as well as advising, educating and representing CRN’s members on regulatory matters impacting the industry.

Nordic Naturals is the leader in omega-3 fish oils and EFA blends with exceptional taste, freshness, and purity levels and the company has over 80 different fish oil products, including liquids, soft gels, and children's chewables. The company was recently named the “Top-Rated Supplement Brand” by the 2008 Survey of Vitamin and Supplement Users, receiving two recognitions, #1 Rated Health Food Store Brand for Consumer Satisfaction and #1 Rated Overall Brand for Consumer Satisfaction throughout 8 different distribution channels. For information, visit or call 800.662.2544.

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