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Omega-3 Global Organization

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Executive Summary

Vendors launch trade group for increasing regulatory approvals for EPA- and DHA-based products, developing education strategies and consumer awareness and implementing quality standards that will protect omega-3 EPA/DHA brands at Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore Oct. 4-7. The Global Organization for EPA & DHA Omega-3 (GOED Omega-3) includes processors, refiners, manufacturers, distributors, marketers and retailers as well as healthcare professionals, educators and researchers. GOED Omega-3 will take on a broader mandate than CRN's now-dissolved Omega-3 Working Group, but will also build on its accomplishments, including product-quality focus and industry acceptance of the voluntary Omega-3 monograph, the group says. GOED Omega-3's start-up committee includes Robert Orr, president and CEO of Ocean Nutrition Canada; Philip Fass, vice president of sales/marketing at Martek Biosciences; Bjorn Rene, vice president of sales at Napro Pharma; and Ian Newton, president of Ceres Consulting...

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