In response to a recent lawsuit alleging that some fish oil supplements may contain unsafe levels of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, Bioriginal Food & Science Corp., a leading supplier of Essential Fatty Acid oils, issued a statement affirming the quality and purity of its fish oils.
“At Bioriginal, we proudly manufacture our fish oil products to meet and/or exceed all known purity standards for environmental contaminants set forth by the GOED voluntary monograph and the Natural Health Products Directorate (Health Canada).” said Joe Vidal, President & CEO of Bioriginal.
At Bioriginal, purity starts at the source. Bioriginal’s unique vertical integration (from raw material sourcing, product formulation, and processing through packaging, distribution and marketing), strategic alliances and partnerships, R&D capability, rigorous quality control and geographic location all contribute to the company’s ability to guarantee a continuous supply of the cleanest, purest product in the market today. Bioriginal wants its customers to feel absolutely confident that, when they buy a Bioriginal-manufactured product, they are buying the safest and most efficacious product available.
The majority of Bioriginal’s fish oils are sourced from only the smallest fish species (anchovy & sardine), which naturally contain lower levels of harmful contaminants and higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids. These small species are harvested from the pristine waters off the coast of Peru, utilizing environmentally friendly practices and stringent harvest controls ensuring an environmentally responsible, pure product.
As well, to ensure quality and purity, all Bioriginal fish oil products undergo an extensive purification process, which removes environmental contaminants such as PCBs to levels well below the stringent safety limits established. In addition, Bioriginal’s fish oil products are third-party tested according to AOCS international protocols to ensure oil quality, safety and efficacy. Further independent testing confirms Bioriginal’s fish oils exceed industry standards for dioxins, PCB’s, and heavy metals including mercury.
According to the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED), 93 percent of refined fish oils on the market in the United States are produced from anchovies and sardines, yet only one of these types of oils was tested by the plaintiffs and had PCB content well within the Safe Harbor provisions of Proposition 65.
For additional information and documentation pertaining to the quality testing that Bioriginal and their suppliers perform on their marine oils, please contact the following:
Bioriginal Food & Science Corp.
(306) 975-1166 or email: [email protected]
About Bioriginal Food & Science Corp.:
Bioriginal Food and Science Corp. is a world leading provider of innovative essential fatty acid (EFA) solutions. The company's products are used around the world in the nutraceutical and functional food sectors, among others. Bioriginal supplies the highest quality essential fatty acid ingredients in a variety of formats, such as oils, softgels and powders, and can custom-formulate EFA blends to individual specification. With a distribution network spanning six continents, Bioriginal has facilities in Canada, the United States, Europe and China. For more information visit www.bioriginal.com.