Omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products company Omega Protein Corporation has named Dr Ernesto Hernandez as director of process development with responsibility for leading the OmegaPure technical team.

OmegaPure is the only fish oil source of Omega-3 long chain essential fatty acids with the direct approval of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a generally recognised as safe (GRAS) direct ingredient for human consumption. Hernandez previously led the Fats and Oils Program at Texas A&M University.

“Texas A&M is a leader in the food science arena and Dr Hernandez was an integral part of Texas A&M’s success,” said vice-president of business development for OmegaPure Richard Weis. “Dr Hernandez’s expertise and knowledge of lipids are well-established and we are excited to have him on our team.”