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Golden Omega gets IFFO certification for ‘responsible’ omega-3 supplies

01-Mar-2013

Golden Omega gets IFFO certification for ‘responsible’ omega-3 supplies

The International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organization (IFFO) has certified Golden Omega for it s responsibility in how the company harvests ocean fish for its omega-3 oils and produces a pure finished product.

In a letter, the IFFO wrote that it granted “IFFO [responsible supply] Chain of Custody” for Golden Omega’s “responsible supply of fish meal and fish oil.”

“The vertical integration of Golden Omega’s business and its parent organizations enables full control from ocean-going fishing vessels to the processing of refined fish oils that meet the industry’s highest standards,” said Michael Fisher, Managing Director, Golden Omega USA. “We control the entire process, from fishing to finished product.”

“We all have a responsibility to the environment and maintaining fish populations for future generations. I’m proud to be part of a quality-minded company with this foresight.”

The IFFO is an international non-profit organization that represents fishmeal and fish oil producers and related industries.  IFFO conducts independent audits of processing plants to confirm responsible raw material sourcing and production.

The certification is significant, said the company, because the IFFO has determined that Golden Omega, like its parent organizations, obtains fish for its oils from responsibly managed factories and supply chains, yielding a pure and safe product with full traceability to its source.

The certification also signals that Golden Omega supports sustainable fishing practices, thereby helping to ensure future fish supplies. 

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