World’s First ASC and MSC Certified Omega-3 Supplements Launched in Sweden
April 26, 2019
Swedish consumers looking for responsibly-sourced dietary supplements have reason to celebrate, thanks to the launch of the world’s first ASC and MSC certified Omega-3 capsules.
Since April 23, BioSalma’s Omega-3 Pure and Natural product has been fully certified to both ASC and MSC standards.
The supplements provide Omega-3 derived from fish oil, from fish that are responsibly farmed or caught in Norway. BioSalma has worked for two years to ensure its entire supply chain is certified.
“We’re delighted that Swedish consumers shopping for Omega-3 supplements have a responsibly-sourced option,” said Inger Melander, ASC Commercial Marketing Manager for Northern Europe. “This is a reminder that the products of aquaculture are not only found in the seafood aisle, but however they’re used it’s vital that shoppers have confidence that they were produced in a way that minimises the environmental and social impacts.”
“We’re very excited that we are first out with a dual certified supplement product, but we also hope that our launch can make more of our colleagues in the industry aware that there are sustainable alternatives and that they also find solutions that contribute to protecting our fish stocks for the future,” said Emil Oldén, BioSalma CEO.
Omega-3 fats are a group of essential unsaturated fats that the body needs to stay healthy, and are particularly linked to heart health. Two of these fats, EPA and DHA, are found in high quantities in oily fish such as salmon.
BioSalma’s certified product can be found on Apotea.se and in selected ICA stores. BioSalma intends to make all its existing Omega-3 products certified this year.