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Australian and New Zealand fish oil products in 2016 meet label omega-3 claims and are not oxidized

Nichols, Peter D., Dogan, Lalen and Sinclair, Andrew 2016, Australian and New Zealand fish oil products in 2016 meet label omega-3 claims and are not oxidized, Nutrients, vol. 8, no. 11, pp. 1-9, doi: 10.3390/nu8110703.

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Title Australian and New Zealand fish oil products in 2016 meet label omega-3 claims and are not oxidized
Author(s) Nichols, Peter D.
Dogan, Lalen
Sinclair, Andrew
Journal name Nutrients
Volume number 8
Issue number 11
Article ID 703
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Publisher MDPI
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publication date 2016-11-05
ISSN 2072-6643
Keyword(s) Australian and New Zealand fish oils
DHA
EPA
n-3 LC-PUFA
peroxide value
Summary We provide new fish oil product results to assist industry in Australia and New Zealand and, ultimately, consumers in understanding the high product quality assurance protocols in place, together with the high product quality that has been determined by both industry and independent laboratories. Fish oil capsule products common to Australia and New Zealand were purchased in May 2016 in Richmond, Victoria, Australia. Products were from two groups; five standard fish oil products and five fish oil concentrates. Noting Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) requirement for use of standard methods, for all analyses undertaken a laboratory was selected that met the TGA criteria, including with accreditation. Total n-3 content exceeded the label-claimed content for all 10 products, with supplements containing on average 124% of the claimed content (range 115%-136%); eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid (EPA + DHA) content averaged 109% of the label claim (range 99%-119%). All 10 products (100%) similarly met the international recommended peroxide value (PV) level. Anisidine value (pAV) met the international recommended level for eight of the 10 products, with two products known to contain flavorings that interfere with the pAV test. When accredited laboratories and standard protocols are used, Australian and New Zealand fish oil products have been shown to clearly meet their label claims for EPA + DHA content, and are not oxidized.
Language eng
DOI 10.3390/nu8110703
Field of Research 111104 Public Nutrition Intervention
1111 Nutrition And Dietetics
Socio Economic Objective 920411 Nutrition
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30091846

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