Ensuring the quality of omega 3 oils
Presented by Gerard Bannenberg, Ph.D.

This webinar provides an introduction to the quality guidelines developed by GOED, the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s. The GOED Voluntary Monograph sets a quality standard for oxidation, environmental contaminants and fatty acid analysis in omega-3 oils. It helps the industry to remain focussed on quality as a top priority. In addition, GOED has developed a set of Guidance Documents to explain the differences in oil types and applicable methods. This range of technical documents provide important guidance to producers and suppliers of omega-3 oils.


Speaker: Gerard Bannenberg, Ph.D.

Director of Technical Compliance and Outreach
GOED - Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s

Gerard Bannenberg is a scientist with experience in research on polyunsaturated fatty acids and their mechanisms of action, both in academia and industry. He is the current Director of Technical Compliance and Outreach at the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED), the industry association for companies that produce and market EPA/DHA omega-3s worldwide.

Gerard received a doctorate in molecular toxicology at the Institute for Environmental Medicine at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, and his undergraduate degree at the Centre for Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences at Leiden University, The Netherlands. Postdoctoral research was carried out the Karolinska Institute and the Center for Experimental Therapeutics and Reperfusion Injury, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston MA, USA. He worked as scientific officer at Solutex, a technology company producing highly defined EPA and DHA concentrates. He has also served as a board member of GOED and as editor of Fats of Life, a journal covering the most recent research on omega-3 fatty acids.