SALT LAKE CITY, March 9 Schiff Nutrition International, Inc. announced today that its fish oil products fully comply with California's stringent safety requirement regarding PCB contamination. Schiff's fish oil products are well within the safe harbor limits for PCBs under California's Proposition 65.
"Schiff® knows that recent press reports have alarmed consumers and raised concerns about PCB contamination in fish oil supplements. It's important for consumers to know that Schiff's® fish oil supplements meet established safety rules and guidelines such as California's Proposition 65. Consumers can be confident in Schiff's commitment to product safety and know that Schiff® has measures in place to ensure the quality of its products," said Dr. Luke Bucci, a certified clinical nutritionist and VP of Research at Schiff Nutrition.
One of the measures Schiff® employs to ensure the quality of its fish oil supplements is Schiff's careful selection of raw materials. For Schiff's fish oil supplements, Schiff® only uses small wild ocean fish from South America that are unlikely to accumulate PCBs in their bodies to the same degree as large fish harvested in more industrialized waters.
In addition to guarding against PCB contamination, Schiff® takes other steps to ensure the general quality of its products. Schiff® routinely tests its products for purity, potency, microbiological contamination, and heavy metal contamination. Products that do not meet Schiff's exacting quality standards are rejected. Schiff® also requires its raw material suppliers to certify that their materials meet or exceed Schiff's specifications. This includes suppliers of fish oil. Raw materials that fall short of specifications are rejected. These efforts, as well as Schiff's purity, freshness, and labeled potency guarantee, allow consumers to be confident in the quality of Schiff® fish oil supplements.
About Schiff Nutrition International, Inc.
Schiff Nutrition International, Inc. develops, manufactures, markets and distributes branded and private label vitamins, nutritional supplements and nutrition bars in the United States and throughout the world.
For more information on Schiff products, visit www.SchiffVitamins.com
Contact: Lisa Vanella Euro RSCG Worldwide PR 212-367-6817 Lisa.Vanella@eurorscg.com
SOURCE Schiff Nutrition International, Inc.