Carlson Achieves Sustainability Certification for Omega-3 Products

Carlson, a leader in high-quality omega-3 fish oil products since the early 1980s, achieves Friend of the Sea certification for their responsibly sourced, earth-friendly fish oils. Carlson omega-3 fish oils are harvested through traditional, sustainable fishing practices, which are closely monitored to protect the environment.

Friend of the Sea is a global certification standard for products and services that respect and protect the marine environment. They have recognized Carlson for their commitment toward sustainability in the production of omega-3 products. The Friend of the Sea icon can be found across Carlson high quality fish oil products.

“Carlson is proud to partner with Friend of the Sea, an organization whose mission aligns with ours in respecting and protecting our oceans and waterways,” said Carlson President Carilyn Anderson. “We are committed to producing high-quality omega-3 products while prioritizing sustainability.”

“The omega-3 market is expected to reach a total worth of USD 9 billion by 2026. This extraordinary growth should be accompanied by sustainability measures such as the ones implemented by Carlson. We are very pleased to be working with them,” said Paolo Bray, Friend of the Sea Founder and Director.

Friend of the Sea provides third-party assurance to consumers worldwide. The criteria for sustainable nutraceutical products require well-managed sources of fish oil and fishmeal ingredients, traceability, and social accountability.

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About Carlson

Carlson began in Chicago in 1965 as one woman’s mission to improve the health of her family by creating nutritional supplements with high-quality ingredients. Susan Carlson’s father suffered from heart issues but found relief after taking vitamin E. Inspired by this discovery and her background as a pharmacist, Susan created one of the first full lines of vitamin E worldwide, and the product line continued growing to meet the health needs of local families. Carlson began popping up on store shelves around Chicago, and the wave continued across the nation. 

In the early 1980s, Carlson helped launch the omega-3 market in North America, importing our first wild caught, sustainably sourced fish oils from Norway. Today, the commitment to helping families live a healthier lifestyle continues, as the next generation of the Carlson family leads the company. Carlson now offers more than 200 vitamins, minerals, omega-3s, kids' products, and other high-quality nutritional supplements. At Carlson, our family cares about the health of your family.


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