What is an omega-3 certification?

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An omega-3 certification is a quality assurance for both producers and consumers of omega-3. As the modern supply-chains are increasing in complexity, the risk of fraud gets higher. Fraud within the omega-3 industry affects the consumer´s health, undermines the great work of honest and responsible companies and awards producers of low-quality products.

An omega-3 certification is designed to validate the raw materials in the supply chain and enhance the focus on evidence-based transparency. By passing this quality check, premium producers and brands get the opportunity to distinguish themselves in the marketplace by branding their products with a quality seal. At the same time, it becomes easy for the consumer to choose omega-3 products of high quality, take care of their health and avoid supporting fraud.


What is the main purpose of an omega-3 certification?

  • To make sure the quality of your supply-chain is at the highest level
  • To communicate and convince modern consumers of the quality you are delivering in your product
  • The opportunity to promote the evidence-based origin of your products with a unique certification logo
  • As a brand, the most valuable asset you have is your reputation, make sure you strengthen it with a legit certification, instead of tearing it down with false label claims


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What results can you expect?

  • Stronger value proposition
  • Sustainable sources – positive effects on the environment includes elimination of the chance that fish oil from illegal, unregulated or unregulated (IUU) fisheries are being used. In addition, supply chains of single-source fisheries tend to be less complex and therefore have a better carbon footprint.
  • A consumer market study performed by Pure Branding, showed that 73% of the respondents would be more likely to pay more for a product they believe to be more transparent
  • Transparency is a key factor for achieving increased sales and improved profit margins


Who can get an omega-3 certification?

  • Companies that are honest about the origin of their omega-3 products
  • Companies that value true transparency and want to provide evidence for their label claims to their customers
  • Companies that want to reassure their customers (both consumers or other companies) that their omega-3 products are authentic and sustainable


Remember this when you are considering getting certified

  • To make sure the provider of the omega-3 certification is a serious provider, make sure the certification services are founded on evidence, such as laboratory test results
  • If the certification process is simply to submit your products´s ingredient list or product label, you will not be able to communicate evidence-based transparency


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