The commitment of GOED members to strict quality and ethics standards is unique and is a required condition of membership in our organization.
GOED's members stand apart from the industry because by joining our organization they make a commitment to adhere to the strict quality standards in the GOED Voluntary Monograph and our Code of Ethics and Bylaws. Our member companies literally sign affidavits attesting to this commitment before joining.
The GOED Voluntary Monograph has served as the industry definition of quality since 2002. The standard was developed by the members of the Omega-3 Working Group at the Council for Responsible Nutrition, which was the predecessor to GOED. The Monograph was developed to help ensure that omega-3 oils reaching consumers were both safe and of high quality. The companies that participated in developing the Monograph incorporated the strictest quality and purity standards from regulations around the world, which ensured that any oil manufactured to the Monograph standards could be sold around the world.
The standard is actually more strict than any single regulation in the world and helps to ensure consumers have access to high quality product. We encourage all companies to market and manufacture omega-3 products that meet these standards as a minimum. GOED recently began a randomized testing program and GOED member products have consistently passed the requirements necessary to meet the monograph standards. GOED is planning to expand the use of the GOED Proud Member Logo to consumer packaging once we have completed additional randomized product testing.
Because GOED members must adhere to the monograph, they are then allowed to use the GOED Proud Member logo, pictured above, on their website, in their brochures, or in other advertising. Look for this logo to make sure you’re buying products that meet this commitment, and visit goedquality.com to come back here to verify that companies using the logo do indeed uphold this standard.
Our members are united in working to educate, enable and expand the market for quality omega-3 products. If you are interested in joining GOED today, click here. For a full list of current members, click here.
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