Norwegian omega-3 expansion promises new opportunities

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Norwegian omega-3 supplier GC Rieber Oils is ready to open facilities that boost its production capacity and quality as it eyes the pharma and medical industries.

The new plant is GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) and API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) certified and utilises a patented refining technology.

“We have used all of our experience as producers of refined fish oils, and applied it into the construction and design of our new concentrate plant,”​ said says ex-chief executive officer, Arne Alnæs, who has become director of sourcing and been replaced by Jan Roger Bjerkestrand.

“Our goal is to enter into new markets with omega-3 and we believe we will achieve this with our new ultra-high grade 90 per cent omega-3 fish oil.”

GC Reiber’s omega-3 oils are typically used in food supplements, cosmetics, animal feed and functional foods and are sourced from cod liver, tuna and salmon oils.

The company is capable of supplying Kosher certified oils and has ISO 9001 and HACCP Certification.

“With present expansions’, our refinery ranks among the largest in the world when it comes to capacity and efficiency,”​ the company said.

“We have a long history of sourcing crude fish oils for our production and with our partners in North Africa and South America we are highly integrated towards the largest crude fish oil sources in the World.”

The facility opening was attended by 100 guests including Norwegian government officials and included education about the benefits of omega-3 consumption and international markets.

“With the focus on recruiting and training employees, it will continue further advancements in research and development of fish oils,”​ the company said.

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