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Aker BioMarine Antarctic announces today that its vessel, the Saga Sea, is now ISO 9001:2008 Certified. The Saga Sea is the only krill harvesting vessel to have a registered food-facility onboard and only Aker BioMarine Antarctic offers krill oil which has been harvested and processed in a food-grade facility that meets international standards for cleanliness.

“Other vessels are designed for animal feed, freezing krill in dirty, contaminated hulls of rusting ship,” says Matts Johansen. Eric Anderson, vice president of sales and marketing for Aker BioMarine Antarctic, US. “ISO certification offers our customers the assurance that our Superba™ Krill Oil is produced in accordance with internationally recognized food safety guidelines. This is a unique distinction that no other krill oil supplier can claim.”

ISO voluntary standards provide clear requirements for protecting public health and safety. Earning ISO certification for the Saga Sea represents a significant addition to Aker BioMarine Antarctic’s already impressive safety dossier.

Aker BioMarine Antarctic is the only krill ingredient marketer that is primary in its supply. Aker BioMarine Antarctic’s proprietary Eco-Harvesting™ technology and on-board processing result in the unique composition of Superba™ Krill Oil and provide full traceability from sea to shelf. The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has granted MSC Certification to Aker BioMarine Antarctic’s fisheries, an exclusive distinction that no other krill fishery has earned. As part of an established commitment to substantiating krill’s health benefits, Aker BioMarine Antarctic continues to sponsor in vitro, in vivo, and human clinical trials with phospholipid EPA & DHA from krill oil, consistently demonstrating a higher uptake of phospholipid omega-3 fatty acids, improved blood lipid profiles, and increased uptake of DHA in brain tissue compared to other omega-3 fatty acid sources. Superba™ Krill Oil is has obtained both GRAS and NDIN.