The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s
GOED represents the worldwide EPA and DHA omega-3 industry, and our membership is built on a quality standard unparalleled in the market. Our mission is to increase consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3s and ensure that our members produce quality products that consumers can trust.
GOED is a member-driven organization with approximately 170 members from around the globe in all segments of the omega-3 supply chain. The benchmark of GOED members is their commitment to quality, evidenced by their adherence to the GOED Voluntary Monograph, the benchmark for quality throughout the world. GOED members are required to uphold these quality standards as well as abide by GOED's Ethics Guidelines as a condition of membership in our organization.
In terms of governance, we have a board of directors comprised of Leadership Level members and four active sub-committees: Communications, Regulatory Affairs, Science and Technical. The board is responsible for advancing GOED's mission and setting up strategy. In addition, GOED's staff and committees work to execute on our strategy. Learn more
We were founded in 2006 as GO3ETA, Inc., but do business as the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED). The roots of GOED go back to 2000 when the industry collaborated to petition the US Food and Drug Administration to establish a heart disease risk reduction claim for omega-3s. The companies involved later formalized the relationship by forming the Omega-3 Working Group at the Council for Responsible Nutrition and collaborating again to develop what is now known as the GOED Voluntary Monograph. In 2006, when the Working Group was dissolved, twelve of the companies banded together to found GOED with a strong mandate to grow our membership to represent all sections of the EPA and DHA market.
GOED is a proud member of several associations that help support our mission to raise global omega-3 intakes and enable companies to make quality products that consumers can trust.
- The American Oil Chemist Society (AOCS)
- The International Alliance of Dietary / Food Supplement Associations (IADSA)
- The International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL)