Fish oil capsules: false omega-3 claims in Australia New Zealand

 In Australia, NewZealand
Most fish oil capsules sold in Australia and New Zealand have less omega-3 fatty acids than their labels claim, a new study shows, prompting calls for consumer watchdogs to investigate.
Only three of the 32 fish oil capsules tested by researchers from Newcastle University and Auckland University contained the same or higher amount of the polyunsaturated fats declared on their labels.
The rest contained less than 67 per cent of what was claimed on the labels, the study published in Scientific Reports shows. Two products failed to hit even a third of what was claimed.
One of the researchers, Professor Wayne Cutfield from Auckland University, said the best-before date, price, country of origin and exclusivity had little bearing on the quality of the fish oil.  Sydney Morning Herald – Read more…

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