Food and dietary supplement ingredients company Ocean Nutrition Canada (ONC) has announced the launch of Farmers Choice Partly Skimmed Milk, which contains an omega-3 ingredient.

“We are a local company and are proud to offer our Farmers Choice Partly Skimmed Milk with Ocean Nutrition Canada’s MEG-3 ingredient,” said Andrea Hickey, marketing and communications manager with Farmers Dairy.

 “We believe our customers will love the taste of the milk, the added heart health benefits of MEG-3 and the fact that this is a 100% locally made product,” Hickley added.

The MEG-3 ingredient technology was researched and developed in Nova Scotia, and Farmers Milk is the first local food product to bring the ingredient to Nova Scotia consumers.

MEG-3 can be found in a number of dairy and bread products, including Danone Canada’s Cardivia yoghurt and Lark Dairies’ Trappist Brand Milk in Hong Kong.

The growth of the MEG-3 brand has meant the construction of a production facility in Arcadia, Wisconsin, this year and in August, Ocean Nutrition Canada announced construction of a new production plant to be built in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, creating over 500 new jobs. 

“The innovative micro-encapsulation technology, which enables us to put fish oil in food products, without the taste or smell of fish, was developed in Nova Scotia and we are creating hundreds of new jobs in the province as a result,” said Ian Lucas, executive vice president of global marketing for ONC.