Bio-Life SPRL, a Belgian producer of functional foods, has obtained Friend of the Sea certification for its product, Omega 3 Magnum 1400.
Bio-Life distributes Omega 3 gelatine capsules by using fish oil obtained from small pelagic fished in the Southeast Pacific Ocean. The anchovies’ stock in the fishing area is not overexploited according to the national marine institute. The fishery is managed sustainably, following a strict precautionary approach, and highly selective gears are used. Bio-Life is also fully compliant with Friend of the Sea social accountability requirements.
“Sustainability is a fundamental part of Bio-Life’s mission.” explain Mr. Thysebaert and Mrs Lennertz of Bio-Life. “The growing international Omega-3 market expects companies to commit to sustainable sourcing of raw materials.”
“We are glad that Bio-Life joined our certification program: our common aim is marine habitat conservation”, adds Paolo Bray, Director of Friend of the Sea.
Bio-Life is a pioneer in the field of organic food and phytotherapy. Bio-Life offers a wide range of products distributed under the brand of Be-Life®. Omega 3 products distinguish themselves by their unique quality of assimilation by human body.
Friend of the Sea is an international certification program for products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. Over 350 companies in more than 50 countries have relied on Friend of the Sea to assess the sustainability of their seafood origins. Audits are run by independent certification bodies by national accreditation institutes. Audits are run also on site and they are based on best and most updated available scientific data.