Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited is one of the world’s biggest producer of Omega-3 EPA/DHA food and supplement ingredients. The company supplies its products to food manufacturing companies and those that manufacture dietary supplements.
Ocean Nutrition Canada was created because of the founders’ desire to help people become more healthy with the use of the ocean’s natural resources. Starting by exploring the health benefits of shark cartilage, the founders’ re-focused on fish oil and Omega-3 fatty acids because of the scientific evidence that supported its benefits for a person’s brain and heart.
The acquirement of a nutraceutical company was the start of ONC’s story. This company distributed products (made from fish oil containing Omega-3) to animal hospitals in Canada. In 1998, ONC started major renovations to what would become its new facility. A year after, the company started producing purified high-quality oil containing Omega-3 EPA/DHA. This product was sold to the global market of supplements. A few years after, the company developed a technology that made fish oil odourless and tasteless. This breakthrough technology even converted fish oil into a powder form, one that is even finer than flour. This company called the product Powder-loc™. In 2004, ONC started operating its first micro-encapsulation facility in Nova Scotia.
ONC’s flagship product is its Omega-3 EPA/DHA, an essential fatty acid that is sourced from fish oil. Omega-3 fatty acids are most notable for their heart benefits. The Omega-3 that ONC’s supplies to its customers are then included as ingredients to different kinds of processed food and food supplements.
Today, ONC has become one of the world’s leaders when in comes to supplying different markets with OMEGA-3 EPA/DHA. ONC’s product is marketed under the brand MEG-3®. This brand has come to be associated with high quality, tasteless and odor-free Omega-3 EPA/DHA. ONC’s product is used in a variety of food products such as baby food, milk, spreads, yogurt, juice, nutritional snacks and dietary supplements.
ONC makes sure that the company’s resources are sustainable, clean and reliable. This is one of the reasons why the company has a competitive edge in the market and why it has a large customer base worldwide. Aside from sustainable and reliable resources, ONC also ensures its customers can avail of its specialized services. The company’s regulatory and technical support, and its global marketing provides these services and R&D support.
Ownership Type: Private
Employees: More than 300 worldwide
Geography: North America, Australia, Europe, Asia
Demography: Food manufacturing companies, dietary supplements companies