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Highest Quality and Safety

MEG-3® is a product of DSM Nutritional Products. MEG-3® fish oils meet or exceed worldwide government regulations and guidelines for contaminants, offering safe, high quality, Omega-3 EPA and DHA. We start with small Omega-3 rich wild ocean fish (including anchovies and sardines) sourced from various regions of the world.

DSM fish oils are then refined to reduce the already low level of environmental contaminants found in these fish, including PCBs, dioxins and mercury. Select MEG-3® oils are then concentrated for maximum Omega-3 EPA and DHA potency. MEG-3® can provide all the goodness of fish – without the fishy odor or taste.

Did you know?

  • MEG-3® is a trusted choice of Omega-3 EPA and DHA, with more than 200 billion (and counting) servings in dietary supplements and food products around the world.
  • You can find products with MEG-3® in more than 40 countries.
  • Select MEG-3® fish oils are the world’s only to receive USP (United States Pharmacopeia) dietary supplement ingredient verification.
  • MEG-3® fish oils are tested and conform to global quality and purity standards, including those established by the European Union, Health Canada, and the US FDA (United States Food and Drug Administration).
  • MEG-3® 18/12 fish oil has achieved US FDA-notified GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status.
  • Our manufacturing, packaging, and encapsulation facilities are operated to cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practice) and HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) standards.

Ingredient Info

Quality food products enriched with MEG-3® offer families a wide range of healthy, familiar choices that help them to reach daily intake levels of the Omega-3s EPA and DHA recommended by experts and regulatory around the globe.  EPA and DHA help to maintain overall health across all life stages.

MEG-3® is naturally sourced from refined fish oils, concentrated and encapsulated through our exclusive Powder-loc™ technology. Powder-loc™ utilizes patented double-wall protection to lock in the benefits of Omega-3 EPA and DHA while locking out any taste or smell.

MEG-3® microencapsulated food ingredients provide high-quality Omega-3 EPA and DHA in a safe, nutritious and convenient form.

Contact us to learn more about adding MEG-3® to your food, beverage or dietary supplement products.

Food Ingredients

MEG-3® for Healthy, Value-Added Food Products

You might say that MEG-3® has “no taste” when it comes to food. That’s because MEG-3® Omega-3 EPA and DHA powdered food ingredient can be added to a broad range of foods and beverages without altering the product’s great taste. DSM uses a patented microencapsulation technology, Powder-loc™, that uses a double shell protection to lock in the quality goodness of Omega-3 EPA and DHA while locking out a fishy taste or smell.

Now food companies can offer a wide variety of food and beverage products, fortified with Omega-3 EPA and DHA, to give consumers the health benefits of fish…without the taste or smell of fish!

Currently, MEG-3® is included in billions of servings worldwide and in brand name products including spreads, dairy products, baked goods, beverages and confectionary products – making DSM largest supplier of Omega-3 EPA and DHA to the global food and beverage industry

Dietary Supplements

MEG-3® for Dietary Supplements

MEG-3® fish oil products are the most trusted source of Omega-3 EPA and DHA available in the world. In fact, several MEG-3® fish oils were the first and only fish oil ingredients to achieve United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Dietary Supplement Ingredient Verification, third party assurance of MEG-3® quality.

Trust the Source

DSM is committed to the responsible and sustainable use of natural marine sources that promote marine biodiversity and will help to safeguard our marine environments and fish stocks for future generations. Therefore, DSM sources its MEG-3® fish oils from highly regulated fisheries with a view to further promote sustainable fishing practices.  

Trust the Potency

DSM’s MEG-3® brand delivers a full line Omega-3 fish oils for dietary supplements, from 18/12 to a variety of high-potency concentrates:

  • MEG-3® 30 Fish Oil: 30% TG EPA+DHA
  • MEG-3® 18/12TG
  • MEG-3® Fish Oil Concentrates: up to 85% EPA plus DHA, available in ethyl ester (EE) and triglyceride (TG) forms

Trust the Purity

DSM was the first, and remains the only manufacturer, in our industry to receive USP Dietary Supplement Ingredient Verification for several of our fish oils. MEG-3® fish oils meet or exceed international quality standards, and DSM supports the GOED voluntary monograph – the industry benchmark.

All MEG-3® fish oils are manufactured in dedicated fish oil refining plants under cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) and HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point). Throughout the manufacturing process, the fish oil undergoes over 200 quality checks – assuring that MEG-3® is the most trusted source of Omega-3 EPA and DHA available today.

MEG-3® fish oils meet or exceed quality and purity standards established by:

  • GOED (Global Organization of Omega-3 EPA and DHA Omega-3)
  • CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
  • HC (Health Canada, Natural Health Products Directorate)
  • EU (European Union)

Trust the Freshness

Fish oils – just like all fatty acids – are prone to oxidation if exposed to oxygen, heat or light. Therefore, MEG-3® fish oils are processed with minimal exposure to heat under full vacuum to minimize the risk of oxidation. It is then blended with stabilizing ingredients and packaged utilizing nitrogen purging and blanketing delivering the best possible freshness.

Key indicators of oxidation are peroxide value (PV), anisdine value (AV), TOTOX, and acid value. MEG-3® limits are well below those set by GOED, assurance of high quality with respect to freshness.

Trust DSM’s Innovative Production

DSM’s flagship fish oil production facility is located in Mulgrave, Nova Scotia. In 2015, DSM invested $40 million to expand the facility, which refines and concentrates Omega-3 fish oil.

DSM’s innovative, multi-step refining and concentrating process, supported by one of the world’s most sophisticated analytical quality control labs, guarantees a superior product.

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