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Chinese Huatai Biopharm Fish Oil achieves Sustainable Certification

09 September 2014

CHINA - Huatai Biopharm, US FDA cGMP approved global leading manufacturer and supplier of ultra-pure and highly concentrated marine Omega-3 EPA/DHA fatty acids, has positively concluded the Friend of the Sea Chain of Custody audit.

Huatai sources fish oil from Peruvian anchovy (Engraulis ringens) from Friend of the Sea approved origins.

The stock in the fishing area – Southeast Pacific Ocean (FAO area 87) – is not overexploited according to Friend of the Sea criteria. The purse seine fleet is managed sustainably, following a strict precautionary approach, and highly selective gears are used.

Endangered species are not by- caught in the process and marine protected areas are respected.

A full traceability system is in place throughout the supply chain, from the fisheries to the manufacturing facility, assuring no mixing with not approved origins.

“The growing international Omega-3 market expects companies to commit to sustainable sourcing of raw materials,” stated Mr Shujun Li, President of Huatai Biopharm. “Sustainability is a fundamental principle for Huatai.

"We are proud to be associated with Friend of the Sea for a more sustainable future.”

“We really appreciate the increasing commitment of Chinese companies to sustainable sourcing,” added Paolo Bray, Director of Friend of the Sea.

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