Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited Secures Their Position as the Largest Omega-3 EPA/DHA Ingredient Supplier in the World

    Proving Bigger Really is Better

    HALIFAX, Oct. 20 /CNW/ - Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited (ONC), supplier
of MEG-3(R) brand Omega-3 EPA/DHA from fish oil to the food and dietary
supplement industries is pleased to announce their capacity expansion. The
$19 million investment secures ONC's position as the largest fish oil
manufacturer in the world.
    The expansion of their world class molecular distillation plant in
Mulgrave, Nova Scotia, Canada means a 100% increase in MEG-3(R) concentrate
capacity. Through their joint venture collaboration with Alicorp Corporation
in Peru, to build a second fish oil manufacturing plant, they have realized a
200% capacity increase in their MEG-3(R) 30% fish oil.
    The capacity expansion reinforces ONC's position as the world leader in
the fish oil industry. This leading position is backed by the high quality and
purity standards of their fish oil, and the sustainability of the fishery from
which they derive their fish oil. Their MEG-3(R) fish oil ingredients meet the
most stringent purity requirements established by global organizations
including the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3 (GOED), United
States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), United States Pharmacopeia (USP),
European Commission, Norwegian Food Safety Authority, and Health Canada. They
achieve their commitment to quality by producing, testing, warehousing, and
transporting according to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP).
    ONC also takes great care to source its fish oil from sustainable
fisheries. Their fish oil is sourced from Peru, one of the richest marine
environments in the world. The Peruvian fishery is highly regulated and
protected by the Peruvian government to ensure that it remains environmentally
responsible, and entirely sustainable.
    With increased consumer awareness of the health benefits of Omega-3
EPA/DHA, and an increased desire to lead healthier lives, the demand for
Omega-3 supplements and foods fortified with Omega-3 EPA/DHA has seen
explosive growth. Packaged Facts has recently forecasted that the US Omega-3
food market will grow from $2 billion dollars USD in 2007 to $7 billion
dollars USD in 2011. ONC's capacity expansion will ensure supply is available
for supplement manufacturers and food companies as they strive to meet this
growing demand.
    "With the exponential growth in consumer demand for Omega-3 food and
supplement products we knew we had to be ahead of the game. With our capacity
expansion we are more than prepared to meet any supply demands for both our
fish oil and micro-encapsulated ingredients." Robert Orr continued, "This
capacity expansion secures our position as the world leader in the Omega-3
dietary supplement and food industries, something we're very proud of."

    About Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited (ONC):

    Ocean Nutrition Canada is a privately held company, whose major
shareholder is Clearwater Fine Foods Incorporated. Clearwater Fine Foods
Incorporated is a diversified holding/investment company whose significant
holdings include a controlling interest in Clearwater Seafood's Limited
Partnership, the world's largest integrated shellfish harvester and processor.
    ONC is in the business of researching, manufacturing, and marketing
Omega-3 based ingredients that improve human health. Ocean Nutrition Canada
has a broad customer base, which includes multi-national companies in both the
dietary supplement and food categories. By 2007, the MEG-3(R) EPA/DHA
ingredient was included in 30 billion supplement servings and 11 billion food
servings worldwide. For more information visit www.ocean-nutrition.com, and
for more information on the health benefits of MEG-3(R) ingredients please
visit www.meg-3.com.

For further information:

For further information: Joanna Lane, Ocean Nutrition Canada Ltd., (902)
480-3288, jlane@ocean-nutrition.com, www.ocean-nutrition.com

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