Cod Liver Oil has been tested for purity by leading European institutes and meets all the stringent European requirements.

HEAVY METAL CONTENT [ALS Food & Pharmaceutical (UK): 10/10/2012]
SAMPLE ID ppm
Wild & Raw EVCLO
MERCURY n.d
CADMIUM n.d
LEAD n.d
ARSENIC 1.4*

ppm – parts per million
n.d – not detected
*organic (non-toxic) form

HEAVY METAL ANALYSIS [BioDetection Systems b.v. (BDS): 19/03/2013]
SAMPLE ID ppm
Wild & Raw EVCLO
MERCURY n.d
CADMIUM n.d
LEAD n.d
ARSENIC 1.8*

ppm – parts per million
n.d – not detected (the concentration of the analyte is below the limit of quantification).
*organic (non-toxic) form

HEAVY METAL CONTENT [ALS Food & Pharmaceutical (UK): 10/10/2015]
SAMPLE ID ppm
Wild & Raw EVCLO
MERCURY <0.01 mg / kg
CADMIUM <0.001 mg / kg
LEAD <0.005 mg / kg
ARSENIC 1.417 mg / kg*

ppm – parts per million
n.d – not detected
*mainly organic (non-toxic) form

ORGANIC CONTAMINANTS [Dioxins and PCBs, Benzo(a)pyrene]

Certificate of Analysis from:

  • ALS Food & Pharmaceutical (UK) [10/10/2012]
  • BioDetection Systems b.v. (BDS) [19/03/2013]

 

Cod liver oil has been analyzed in triplicate and each time gives a total WHO-PCDD/F-PCB-TEQ lower than the strict European limits and well within them. The values for the oil are in line with QC parameters.

 

 A. POLYAROMATIC HYDROCARBONS

SAMPLE ID BENZO(A)PYRENE (mg/kg)
Wild & Raw EVCLO <0.001#
#the concentration of the analyte is below the limit of quantification

Above value calculated from analyses performed in duplicate.

 

 B. DIOXINS and PCBs 

  • Sum of dioxins (WHO-PCDD/F-TEQ): 0.20 ng/kg#
  • Sum of dioxins and dioxin-like PCBS (WHO-PCDD/F-PCB-TEQ): 0.899 ng/kg#

#Maximum levels set by the European Commission for thesum of dioxins (WHO-PCDD/F-TEQ) for marine oils (fish body oil, fish liver oil and oils of other marine organisms intended for human consumption): 1.75 ng/kg fat

#Maximum levels set by the European Commission for thesum of dioxins and dioxin like PCBs (WHO-PCDD/F-PCB-TEQ) for marine oils (fish body oil, fish liver oil and oils of other marine organisms intended for human consumption): 6.0 ng/kg fat

 Dioxins (sum of polychlorinated dibenzo-para-dioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs), expressed as World Health Organisation (WHO) toxic equivalent using the WHO-toxic equivalency factors (WHO-TEFs)) and sum of dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs (sum of PCDDs, PCDFs and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), expressed as WHO toxic equivalent using the WHO-TEFs). WHO-TEFs for human risk assessment based on the conclusions of the World Health Organization (WHO) – International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) expert meeting which was held in Geneva in June 2005 (Martin van den Berg et al., The 2005 World Health Organization Re-evaluation of Human and Mammalian Toxic Equivalency Factors for Dioxins and Dioxin-like Compounds. Toxicological Sciences 93(2), 223–241 (2006))

 

 C. BDS DR CALUX technique: another screening method for dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs

SAMPLE ID Method Parameter Result Unit
Wild & Raw EVCLO DR CALUX PCDD/PCDF and dl-PCBs (total BEQ; semi) compliant (1.7) ng BEQ/kg product

The DR CALUX analysis is done according to p-bds-051.

All DR CALUX analysis results comply with EU requirements as indicated in COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 278/2012 (amending Regulation (EC) No 152/2009 as regards the determination of the levels of dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls; feedstuffs).

 

D. Test Results

WHO
PCDD/F-TEQ
WHO-PCDD/F
PCB-TEQ
PCB
28-52-101-138-153-180
EU REGULATION 1.75 pg/g 6.00 pg/g 200 ng/g
Production date: Apr. 21, 2017 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2017-0424-021 and BDS – Report #11859-1) 0.300 pg/g 1.30 pg/g 83.7 ng/g
Production date: Mar. 27, 2017 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2017-0328-087 and BDS – Report #11724-1) 0.300 pg/g 1.20 pg/g 90.5 ng/g
Production date: Mar. 6, 2017 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2017-0307-065 and BDS – Report #11628-1) 0.300 pg/g 1.00 pg/g 113 ng/g
Production date: Feb. 21, 2017 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2017-0206-058 and BDS – Report #11581-1) 0.460 pg/g 3.50 pg/g 138 ng/g
Production date: Feb. 1, 2017 (Testing by EUROFINS Report ##440-2017-0124-100 and BDS – Report #11433-1) 0.300 pg/g 2.60 pg/g 81.8 ng/g
Production date: Nov. 25, 2016 (Testing by EUROFINS Report ##440-2016-1129-022 and BDS – Report #11170-2) 0.300 pg/g 0.81 pg/g 117.0 ng/g
Production date: Aug 15, 2016 (Testing by EUROFINS Report ##440-2016-0727-020 and BDS – Report #10427-1) 0.300 pg/g 3.80 pg/g 128.0 ng/g
Production date: Jul 25, 2016 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2016-0608-085 and BDS – Report #9786-2) 0.700 pg/g 1.70 pg/g 110.0 ng/g
Production date: May 24, 2016 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2016-0510-063 and BDS – Report #9387-1) 0.700 pg/g 2.00 pg/g 97.9 ng/g
Production date: Apr 04, 2016 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2016-0331-052 and BDS – Report #9005-1) 0.600 pg/g 1.60 pg/g 134 ng/g
Production date: Feb 05, 2016 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2016-0113-005 and BDS – Report #8001-2) 0.400 pg/g 2.70 pg/g 162 ng/g
Production date: Dec 01, 2015 (Testing by EUROFINS – Report #440-2015-1125-102) 0.342 pg/g 3.15 pg/g 178 ng/g
Production date: Oct 15, 2015 (Testing by BDS – Report # 7365-1) 0.110 pg/g 0.70 pg/g 171 ng/g
Production date: Sep 28, 2015 (Testing by EUROFINS – Report #440-2015-0922-007) 0.343 pg/g 3.13 pg/g 172 ng/g

 

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