Contaminants in Cod Liver Oil

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Proficiency Test



Cod Liver Oil


Dioxins, PCBs & PBDEs
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Approx. Size

30 ml

Polychlorinated dibenzodioxins, dibenzofurans and coplanar polychlorinated biphenyls are a group of polyhalogenated organic compounds that are significant environmental pollutants. They have received much worldwide concern due to their presence and toxicity. It is therefore important to highlight areas of improvement within your current testing arrangement to ensure potentially high levels of these compounds are highlighted and quantified.

Cod liver oil is commonly taken as a dietary supplement and is packed full of nutrients. It is one of the best sources of omega 3 fatty acids, and it contains relatively high levels of vitamin A and vitamin D. As such effective testing practises are required to highlight high levels of these compounds within the product. Ensuring the medicine works by safeguarding product quality and protecting consumers from potentially unsafe levels of this contaminant.

Fapas proficiency testing should be used to underpin your ongoing quality assurance methods. Through the use of real food matrices, direct comparisons to your routine analysis methods can be made.