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Seal Oil Quality Assurance

Many National and International Organizations legislate health supplements like Omega-3 Seal Oil products. Learn more about how seal oil is legislated across Canada.

  • Supports cardiovascular health
  • Enhances mental & cognitive health
  • Fights inflammation
  • Boosts immune system
  • Fetal & infant development
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  • Supports cardiovascular health
  • Enhances mental & cognitive health
  • Fights inflammation
  • Boosts immune system
  • Fetal & infant development

Seal Oil Quality Assurance

Canada is well recognized for its natural health products quality and safety, and the regulations for seal oil products are no different than other fish products.  Canadian Seal Oil Products meet or exceed the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada standards as well as GOED and the World Health Organization’s most stringent guidelines.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

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SFCR

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is responsible for establishing policies and standards for the safety and nutritional quality of edible seal products. Under the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR), food businesses need a licence based on the activities they conduct.

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Approved Facilities

In Canada, the seal is considered as a fish which means that seal meat and seal oil have to be processed in a fish and seafood establishment approved by CIFA.   Click here to access the list of Canadian fish and seafood establishments approved for export.

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NHPs Regulations

All natural health products (NHPs) sold in Canada are subject to the Natural Health Products Regulations, which help give Canadians access to a wide range of natural health products that are safe, effective and of high quality.

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Site Licence

Health Canada’s site licence holder extracts indicate sites that have been authorized to manufacture, package and label natural health products such as seal oil supplements.

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Seal Oil Monograph

This Seal Oil monograph is intended to serve as a guide to industry for the preparation of Product Licence Applications and labels for natural omega-3 seal oil product market authorization.

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Licensed Products

All Seal Oil supplements products must be approved by Health Canada before they are allowed to be legally sold in Canada. Always look for a Natural Product Number (NPN) on the product’s label. This database allows you to search for licensed seal oil products by selecting “Seal Oil” as an ingredient or a specific brand name.

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GOED

Global Organization of EPA and DHA (GOED) defines standards, guidelines, and codes of practice for Omega-3 Oils in Canada and around the world.

 

The GOED Monograph focuses on:

  • Oxidative quality
  • Environmental contaminants
  • Heavy metals
  • Measurement of EPA and DHA fatty acids

World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines Standards for edible fats and oil (CODEX STAN 19-1981) as well as Standards for contaminant and toxins (CODEX STAN 193-1995).

Standards for edible fats and oil focus on safety regulations related to:

  • Permitted food additives
  • Contaminants
  • Hygiene
  • Labelling
  • Quality characteristics
  • Methods of analysis and sampling

 

  1. Standard for contaminant and toxins focus on the maximum levels for contaminants and toxins such as:
    • Arsenic
    • Lead
    • Cadmium
    • Mercury
    • Methyl mercury

" All Canadian Seal Oil Products available on the CSP website exceed Health Canada standards as well as GOED and the World Health Organization’s most stringent guidelines. "

- © Canadian Seal Products

Proud Member of CHFA

Canadian Seal Products (through the Seals and Sealing Network) is a proud member of the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA), Canada’s largest trade association dedicated to natural health and organic products.

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Oil

Pure Omega-3 Seal Oil

Seal oil is a complete source of Omega-3 (DPA + DHA + EPA) with optimized absorption given its mammalian molecular structure.

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Textile

Unique Natural Fur & Leather

Seal fur and leather is a very versatile textile used in multiple applications such as accessories, footwear, outerwear and home decor.

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Seal Fur & Leather

Meat

Wild Canadian Meat

Seal meat represents an excellent source of protein and is high in iron, zinc, magnesium and vitamin B-12. This wild game meat is free from antibiotics and added hormones.

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Seal Meat

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