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Saskatoon, Canada – March 20, 2015

Bioriginal received the NSBA Business Builder Award for Export, sponsored by Saskatchewan Trade & Export Partnership (STEP) on March 19th.

Bioriginal Food & Science Corporation (Bioriginal) was recently recognized for their continued advancement of the global omega industry, winning the North Saskatoon Business Association (NSBA) Business Builder Award for Export at the 18th annual awards dinner on Thursday March 19th, 2015. Since it was founded in 1993, Bioriginal has grown to be a global leader in omega solutions; developing unique, propriety methods and groundbreaking science-based omega innovations utilizing both plant and marine-based sources. “We have seen significant growth in our industry in recent years, and Bioriginal remains a leader in developing market-driven products to help our customers worldwide meet this demand. We are honored to have our efforts and achievements recognized by the NSBA’s respected Business Builder Awards program,” said Joe Vidal, President and CEO of Bioriginal.

Bioriginal has grown from a Saskatchewan-based start-up to a global leader in exporting omega solutions to worldwide markets. In recent years, the company has implemented an aggressive growth strategy, resulting in significant growth in North American and global markets. It was for this significant contribution to the export industry of Saskatchewan that Bioriginal won the NSBA Business Builder Export award.

“As the global market for omegas continues to expand and evolve, Bioriginal is strongly posed to anticipate and meet this demand,” said Joe Vidal. “We have seen remarkable growth over the past 22 years that we have been in business, and we look forward to providing omega solutions to established and emerging global markets for many years to come.”

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ABOUT BIORIGINAL
Bioriginal is a global leader in delivering complete omega solutions to the food and nutraceutical industries. With over 20 years of global expertise in plant and marine-based omegas, Bioriginal has carved out a niche by scientifically combining ingredients from all over the world, directly from the source, to create unique and efficacious solutions. Bioriginal has developed proprietary methods and systems to provide customized turnkey solutions for our customers that help them compete and win in a highly competitive space. Bioriginal is headquartered in Saskatoon, Canada, with facilities in Europe, Asia and North America, and is a subsidiary of Omega Protein Corporation. For more information, please visit http://www.bioriginal.com.

Omega Protein Corporation’s Human Nutrition division includes Bioriginal Food & Science Corp. (Bioriginal) and Nutegrity. Their ingredient portfolios include three primary lines: protein products, specialty omega ingredients and other nutraceutical ingredients. Nutegrity™ represents the combined expertise of Cyvex Nutrition (botanicals and fish oils), Wisconsin Specialty Protein (dairy ingredients), and InCon Processing (molecular distillation).

For additional information, please contact:

Kelly Shone
Director of Marketing
Bioriginal Food & Science Corp
Phone: 1-306-975-1166
Email: [email protected]

Bioriginal is pleased to announce that it has been named a finalist for the Annual Business Builder Awards, put on by the North Saskatoon Business Association (NSBA). Selected from among the very best of Saskatoon area businesses, Bioriginal has been nominated as a finalist in the Export category. The Export award, sponsored by Saskatchewan Trade & Export Partnership (STEP), is awarded to the NSBA business that successfully entered or expanded in a market outside of Saskatchewan. The NSBA awards banquet has gained prominence through the years, and has become one of the largest in the province. The 18th Annual Business Builders Awards banquet will be held on Thursday, March 19th at Prairieland Park.

For more information visit:

North Saskatoon Business Association (NSBA)

Houston, TX – January 20, 2015

Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE: OME), a nutritional product company and a leading integrated provider of specialty oils, essential fatty acids and specialty protein products, is pleased to report that after more than a year of thorough analysis, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has released its 2014 Atlantic Menhaden Stock Assessment. The assessment indicates that the status of the Atlantic menhaden population is not overfished; nor is overfishing occurring.

To view the full press release, visit: http://ir.omegaprotein.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=892033

The Health Ingredients Europe 2014 in Amsterdam was very successful. The RIMFROST and Bioriginal teams joined forces and had a lot of high quality visitors at the booth.

Two people from AlaskOmega® came over from the U.S. to support the promotion of the high quality, MSC certified AlskOmega fish oil concentrates. We would like to thank all visitors for their visit and hope we will continue to grow the Omega market together.

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December 4, 2014 – NutraIngredients-USA.com

Discover the clear difference of RIMFROST SUBLIME krill oil

  • Highest phospholipid levels on the market
  • Consistently high Astaxanthin levels
  • RIMFROST’s own krill collecting vessel ‘Juvel’ has low emissions, energy use and climate impact
  • Immediate on-board processing retains natural high quality of the krill
  • 100% Traceability
  • Investing in leading research and clinical studies
  • Certified Friend of the Sea
  • MSC certification expected mid-2015

Bioriginal is the exclusive Distributor of RIMFROST SUBLIME krill Oil in North America & Europe. Contact us to learn more about RIMFROST SUBLIME krill oil

To watch the video, click here.

Irvine, California – November 17, 2014

Nutegrity launched its new corporate website, www.nutegrity.com, to offer information on the company’s sustainably sourced marine, protein and nutraceutical ingredient offerings, as well as their applications in products ranging from sports nutrition to beverages.

To learn more about Nutegrity’s new site, please click here to read the full press release.

Bioriginal Europe/Asia will be exhibiting at Health Ingredients Europe, taking place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on December 2-4 at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Come visit us at our stand #F43, and be sure to join us Wednesday, December 3rd, for an exciting “get together” event we’re co-hosting with RIMFROST!

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RIMFROST Bioriginal Invite

Ålesund, 10 November 2014

Olympic Seafood AS, a fishing company based on the Norwegian west coast, has signed an agreement regarding research collaboration with Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences and the University of Oslo. The company owns the RIMFROST brand.

Olympic Seafood AS has license to harvest krill in the Antarctic Ocean and produce krill oil. Potential health effects from krill oil supplements are part of what the researchers will try to establish from this collaboration. A novel “omics” technology will be utilized to identify new biomarkers that may help better our understanding of how non-communicable diseases can be prevented by consuming nutrients of marine origins.

“The project is part of the research groups “Dietary Intervention Studies and Health Effects in Humans” at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences and “Clinical nutrition, atherosclerosis and inflammation”, says Professor Kirsten Holven at UiO and Associate Professor Stine Ulven at HiOA.

“A Ph.D. candidate will be engaged through the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences and his/her degree will be based on the research project. An intervention study will be carried out where we look at underlying mechanisms of health effects from krill oil supplements and fish. The project shows how research partnerships between academic institutions and the industry can contribute to increased knowledge that is important to the society by documenting health effects of food supplements and fish”, continues Holven and Ulven.

“We are very satisfied with this long-term collaboration with two well-known and respected contributors within human nutrition research”, says Research Director Inge Bruheim at Olympic Seafood AS. “This partnership is important for Olympic Seafood AS and part of the company’s strategy to build further on the documentation of positive health effects of RIMFROST SUBLIME Antarctic krill oil,” says Bruheim, to finish off.

For more information:
Inge Bruheim, Research Director
Olympic Seafood AS | Mobile +47 416 46 382
E-mail: [email protected] | www.rimfrostkrill.com

To view the original press release, click here.

Nelson, New Zealand 28 October 2014

The largest krill company in the Asia-Pacific region announces its re-naming to RIMFROST NEW ZEALAND LTD.

According to Managing Director Mr John Cameron the name change reflects the consolidation of the krill business of Norwegian company Olympic Seafood AS under one banner – that of the RIMFROST GROUP. ‘The name change leverages off that of our hugely successful krill brand ‘THE RIMFROST KRILL COLLECTION’, and provides clarity for consumers and customers alike who already derive great confidence from our vertical integration and control of the supply-chain’ said Mr Cameron.

THE RIMFROST GROUP harvests krill in Antarctica and then immediately converts it to krill meal on-board its own vessel, the Juvel. The resulting high-quality krill meal is then used as the basis for RIMFROST KRILL COLLECTION products.

RIMFROST NEW ZEALAND has by far the largest footprint of any krill company in the Australia and Asia-Pacific region. ‘We are proud of our achievements here and of what we have created. Both our flagship products, RIMFROST SUBLIME Krill Oil and RIMFROST PRISTINE Krill Powder, are manufactured here reflecting a strong commitment to, and investment in, the region. The company operates out of both Christchurch and Nelson New Zealand – acknowledged nutraceutical hubs. Beyond its own, direct operational sphere the company has also forged strong Research and Development partnerships in both Australian and New Zealand, so adding to the significant regional investment.

‘Outside of the very positive impact our activities have on local communities, customers appreciate having someone of our scale located in the market’ said Cameron. ‘We offer immediate delivery of any size order and can also strip out a lot of the costs associated with delivery from the other side of the world. This also underpins our commitment to sustainability which doesn’t just cease in the Antarctic.’

With its administrative center, dual manufacturing sites, innovation hub, R&D partnerships and sales and marketing network based in the region Cameron predicts a strong future for RIMFROST NEW ZEALAND and the wider RIMFROST GROUP. ‘We can deliver any size order of our much-demanded RIMFROST SUBLIME Krill Oil immediately, we have the technology to tailor the specifications of this product to our customer’s precise needs and in our innovation centre and R&D partnerships we have the promise of much more to come. This is as exciting for our customers as it is for us.

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RIMFROST GROUP AS
RIMFROST takes great pride in its specialized krill-collecting vessel, ‘Juvel’, which operates on the Antarctic Ocean. ‘Juvel’ aims for low emissions, low energy use and low climate impact. The proprietary technology on-board allows minimal and rapid processing to safeguard the natural and intrinsic goodness of krill. The vessel is certified by Friend of the Sea and can guarantee 100% traceability.

For additional information, please contact:

Mr John Cameron
Managing Director
RIMFROST NEW ZEALAND
Mobile: + 64 21567371
Email: [email protected]
www.rimfrostkrill.com

To view the original press release, click here.

Saskatoon, Canada – September 25, 2014

Bioriginal won the Saskatchewan Trade & Export Partnership (STEP) Exporter of the Year Award at the STEP Trade Conference held in Saskatoon on September 24.

Bioriginal was founded over 21 years ago in Saskatchewan, Canada, and has since become a global leader in omega solutions, supplying the Food and Nutraceutical industries by exporting both locally grown and globally sourced ingredients such as flaxseeds, coconut oil and krill oil. They have been recognized for their growth and expansion in international business, winning the Saskatchewan Trade & Export Partnership (STEP) Award for Exporter of the Year at the STEP Trade Conference held in Saskatoon on Wednesday September 25, 2014. “It is a real honour to have our hard work recognized by such a reputable organization as STEP. Our company has been built on exports, and it is great to know that our efforts are valued by Saskatchewan’s business leaders“, said Joe Vidal, CEO of Bioriginal.

The 2014 STEP Exporter of the Year Award was presented to Bioriginal in recognition of these significant contributions to Saskatchewan’s export industry. “Bioriginal has successfully developed and executed a unique export business model, which combines scientific, business and industry expertise to successfully create market-focused omega products,” said Chad Fleck, President & CEO of STEP. “STEP is proud to profile their achievements knowing they are a strong testament to the success of our members through their innovation and commitment toward quality science-based products.”

“The market for omegas continues to see significant global growth, and Bioriginal is well-postioned to meet that demand”, said Mr. Vidal. “We have seen remarkable growth in over two decades that we have been in business, and we look forward to providing omega solutions to established and emerging global markets for many years to come.”

To view the STEP Exporter of the Year video click here.

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ABOUT BIORIGINAL
Bioriginal is a global leader in delivering complete omega solutions to the Food and Nutraceutical industries. With over 20 years of global expertise in plant and marine-based omegas, Bioriginal has carved out a niche by scientifically combining ingredients from all over the world, directly from the source, to create unique and efficacious solutions. Bioriginal has developed proprietary methods and systems to provide customized turnkey solutions for our customers that help them compete and win in a highly competitive space. Bioriginal is headquartered in Saskatoon, Canada, with facilities in Europe, Asia and North America, and is a subsidiary of Omega Protein. For more information, please visit http://www.bioriginal.com.

For additional information, please contact:

Kelly Shone
Director of Marketing
Bioriginal Food & Science Corp
Phone: 1-306-975-1166
Email: [email protected]

Download press release in pdf format: Press Release – Bioriginal Wins the Saskatchewan Trade & Export Partnership Award for Exporter of the Year.