Rosita fully supports quality control measures. They have been working hard to persuade the Norwegian authorities to implement stricter quality control guidelines. Authenticity is also a major issue. For example, any company can say their product is made from cod livers but may actually be derived from a mixture of fish species, and in some instances cod livers are never used! This has also been a major problem within the Krill Oil Industry. Even more disturbing is the fact that 95% of all fish oil sold on the Norwegian market today comes from Chile and Peru, but sold as Norwegian oils. The production of fish oil has led to serious environmental degradation and health problems along the coast of Peru. Emissions from fish oil factories go straight into the sea, destroying marine life. Emissions have also led to major health problems for the local people. Rosita feels very strongly about deceitful practices and misleading advertising claims and is one of the factors that prompted them to produce genuine Norwegian cod liver oil.
Rosita has permission to market their wild & raw cod liver oil as genuine “Extra-Virgin” simply because absolutely no heat, steam, chemical treatments or solvents are ever used during their ancient production process.
A world leading researcher on marine oils, Gjermund Vogt, recently said about extra-virgin ratfish liver oils and shark liver oils produced at ECO-Marine: “A positive impression of the oils is that they are Norwegian and they have qualities that no other oils have.” Professor Livar Frøyland, who is a member of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM), commented about the naturally occurring levels of vitamin D3 found in extra-virgin liver oils produced at ECO-Marine saying it was absolutely fantastic. He also added that most other liver oils contain little, or no, natural vitamin D3 and added vitamin D2.
Rosita is passionate about their genuine and very rare oils. They are involved in every stage of cod liver oil production, from fishing & harvesting the wild codfish, to removing the livers, separating the liver oil and bottling the final product. Rosita has complete control, from the sea to the consumer, which is the only way to ensure a superior quality and authentic product. This unique approach gives the consumer added security and reassurance when they purchase the Rosita Real Foods brand.