Friday, April 23, 2010

Fish oil maker wants to keep organic label

"A Dartmouth fish oil manufacturer is lobbying to keep its organic designation south of the border.

Ocean Nutrition Canada Ltd. doesn’t want U.S. regulators to pull "organic" and "made with organic ingredients" labels from the company’s powerhouse dietary supplement powder that contains fish oil and gelatin.

"Removing fish oil and gelatin would be a travesty to the health-conscience consumers whose diet consists of partial or solely organic foods," wrote Paul Browner, Ocean Nutrition’s manager of regulatory affairs, in a letter to the National Organic Standards Board on April 9.

Next week in California, the board will begin a four-day review of 232 substances that have designations set to expire in 2012, and are currently on the national organic list."

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