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Nordic Naturals® Receives Friend of the Sea Certification
All Fish Stocks and Fish Oil Products Certified Sustainable

Watsonville, CA (June 25, 2015) Nordic Naturals is pleased to be recognized with certification from Friend of the Sea (FOS), the international reference standard for producers of omega-3 fish oil. Nordic Naturals sources all of its fish from waters that are certified sustainable by FOS, and all omega-3 products are now FOS certified as well, a reflection of the company’s long-standing commitment to sustainability.

This important certification verifies that Nordic Naturals complies with rigorous standards that ensure long- term, sustainable fish oil manufacturing. These criteria include:

  • Products are from fish stocks that are not overexploited
  • Fishing practices prevent bycatch of endangered species
  • Fishing practices reduce ecosystem impact
  • Manufacturing reflects energy efficiencies
  • Company practices include high standards for social accountability

According to Joar Opheim, Founder and CEO of Nordic Naturals, “Since our founding, we have been committed to the health of the oceans. Environmental stewardship is a core value for Nordic Naturals. Friend of the Sea certification is important for the environment, our company, and the confidence of our customers.”

Information about the certification is also available on Nordic Naturals’ website.

ABOUT FRIEND OF THE SEA

Friend of the Sea is an internationally recognized, non-profit, non-governmental organization whose mission is to conserve the global marine habitat. FOS operates leading certification projects, which verify the sustainability of fisheries and aquaculture, as well as fish and omega-3 fish oil products. Over 450 companies in more than 50 countries have relied on Friend of the Sea to assess the sustainability of their seafood origins. For more information, see friendofthesea.org.

Founded in 1995, Nordic Naturals is celebrating 20 years of revolutionizing omega-3s—pioneering a new definition of fish oil as it relates to purity, freshness, taste, and dosage. Based in Watsonville, CA, the company also offers complementary nutrients essential to health. Their portfolio, which is distributed to over 35 countries, includes more than 200 products in a variety of flavors and formulations for adults, kids, athletes, and pets. Family owned, Nordic Naturals works passionately to see generations of healthier, happier people around the world—and they’re just getting started. Further information is available at nordicnaturals.com.

Nordic Naturals
Natural Choice Award 2015
Whole Foods Magazine has recognized Nordic Berries multivitamin with a 2015 Natural Choice Award in their children’s supplement category. Nordic Berries has received longstanding industry recognition and is the #1 children’s vitamin in the United States.
Clean Choice Award 2015
Arctic Cod Liver Oil™ was presented with a 2015 Clean Choice Award from Clean Eatingmagazine in the “Top-Rated Supplement” category. Clean Choice Award winners make upClean Eating’s list of the 100 cleanest products on the market. Products are evaluated on flavor, texture, clean ingredients, convenience, and sustainability.
Delicious Living Supplement Award 2015
Nordic Naturals has won Delicious Living’s annual Supplement Award for a fourth straight year. This year's winner in the 'Best Omega-3' category is Omega-3 Phospholipids™ Nordic Naturals new, potent alternative to krill oil.
Taste for Life Essentials Award 2015
Already dubbed “the best omega-3 on the market” by industry experts, Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Phospholipids™ has now been recognized with Taste for Life magazine’s 2015 Supplement Essentials Award for Best Omega.
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Delicious Living Best Bite Award 2015

Ellyndale Organics™ Coconut Infusions™ Non-Dairy Butter Flavor Coconut Oil was awarded Delicious Living 2015 Best Bite Award for Best Vegan Butter Substitute.

Living Now® Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Mix was a finalist for the Delicious Living 2015 Best Bite Award for Best Gluten-Free Baking Mix.


Delicious Living Beauty & Body Award 2015
NOW® Solutions XyliWhite™ ™ Neem & Tea Tree Mouthwash receives a Delicious Living 2015 Beauty & Body Award in the Best Oral Care category.
Taste for Life 2015 Editor’s Pick
Ellyndale Organics™ Coconut Infusions™ Non-Dairy Butter Flavor Coconut Oil was awarded a Taste for Life 2015 Editor’s Pick in the May issue.
Taste for Life Essentials Award 2015

Personal Care – Cleanser
NOW® Solutions Vitamin C & Manuka Honey Gel Cleanser received a Taste for Life 2015 Personal Care Essentials Award in the Cleanser category for its “great citrus scent” that’s “an invigorating way to start the day!”

Personal Care – Oral Health
NOW® Solutions XyliWhite™ Neem & Tea Tree Toothpaste Gel received a Taste for Life 2015 Personal Care Essentials Award in the Oral Health category. “Cleaning the choppers is a pleasure with the refreshing taste…”

Personal Care – Back to School
NOW® Solutions XyliWhite™ Strawberry Toothpaste Gel for Kids received a Taste for Life 2015 Back to School Essentials Award in the Personal Care category.



Clean Choice Award 2015
NOW® Solutions XyliWhite™ Refreshmint Mouthwash receives a 2015 Clean Eating Clean Choice Award in the Household Goods Category.
Better Nutrition Best of Natural Beauty Award 2015
NOW® Solutions XyliWhite™ Neem & Tea Tree Toothpaste Gel received a 2015 Better Nutrition Best of Natural Beauty award.