Cod Liver Oil Testing

There’s no other option to doing what’s right in the name of our customers’ health and safety.

So each and every batch of Rosita fish liver oil is third-party tested in a microbiological lab and certified to meet strict European regulations for potency and purity. Check out the analytical testing results for our Extra Virgin Cod Liver Oil.

Test Results

Nutrient Results

Nutrient Facts

Rosita Extra Virgin 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 (EVCLO Liquid)

WHO PCDD/F-TEQ WHO-PCDD/F PCB-TEQ PCB 28-52-101-138-153-180
EU REGULATION 1.75 pg/g 4.00 pg/g 200 ng/g
Production date: September 28. 2020 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2020-1002-025) - Best Before (Fridge/Freezer): NOV.28.2021/2023
0.219 pg/g
1.53 pg/g
93.2 ng/g
Production date: August 03. 2020 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2020-0811-055) - Best Before (Fridge/Freezer): OCT.03.2021/2023
0.435 pg/g
0.837 pg/g
74.2 ng/g
Production date: July 02. 2020 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2020-0710-270) - Best Before (Fridge/Freezer): SEP.02.2021/2023
0.342 pg/g
0.844 pg/g
90.8 ng/g
Production date: April 30. 2020 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2020-0506-044) - Best Before (Fridge/Freezer): JUN.30.2021/2023
0.326 pg/g
0.721 pg/g
74.8 ng/g
Production date: February 12. 2020 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2020-0218-010) - Best Before (Fridge/Freezer): APR.12.2021/2023
0.343 pg/g
0.874 pg/g
157 ng/g
Production date: Dec. 06, 2019 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2019-1210-090) Best Before (Fridge/Freezer): Feb.06.2021/2023 0.283 pg/g 0.984 pg/g 104 ng/g
Production date: Oct. 05, 2019 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2019-1008-064) Best Before (Fridge/Freezer): Dec.09.2020/2022 0.327 pg/g 0.588 pg/g 48.1 ng/g
Production date: Aug. 08, 2019 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2019-0809-028) Best Before (Fridge/Freezer): Oct.08.2020/2022 0.340 pg/g 0.718 pg/g 89.9 ng/g
Production date: Jul. 01, 2019 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2019-0709-096) Best Before (Fridge/Freezer): Sep.01.2020/2022 0.425 pg/g 1.026 pg/g 100 ng/g
Production date: Apr. 07, 2019 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2019-0409-011) Best Before (Fridge/Freezer): Jun.04.2020/2022 0.316 pg/g 0.984 pg/g 108 ng/g
Production date: Mar. 04, 2019 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2019-0308-076) Best Before (Fridge/Freezer): May.04.2020/2022 0.337 pg/g 0.92 pg/g 106 ng/g
Production date: Jan. 17, 2019 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2019-0128-008) Best Before (Fridge/Freezer): Mar.17.2020/2022 0.33 pg/g 0.85 pg/g 98.3 ng/g
Production date: Oct. 30, 2018 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2018-1108-052) Best Before (Fridge/Freezer): Dec.30.2019/2021 0.35 pg/g 1.11 pg/g 121.0 ng/g
Production date: Jul. 21, 2018 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2018-0802-031) Best Before (Fridge/Freezer): Sep.21.2019/2021 0.34 pg/g 1.02 pg/g 90.1 ng/g
Production date: May. 1, 2018 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2018-0518-056) Best Before (Fridge/Freezer): May.01.2019/2021 0.66 pg/g 1.29 pg/g 69.8 ng/g
Production date: Apr. 7, 2018 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2018-0419-083 and BDS - Report #13479-1) Best Before (Fridge/Freezer): Apr.07.2019/2021 0.3 pg/g 0.6 pg/g 66.9 ng/g
Production date: Mar. 9, 2018 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2018-0315-018 and BDS - Report #13357-1) Best Before (Fridge/Freezer): Mar.09.2019/2021 0.3 pg/g 0.6 pg/g 135 ng/g
Production date: Feb. 24, 2018 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2018-0308-052) Best Before (Fridge/Freezer): Feb.24.2019/2021 0.339 pg/g 1.13 pg/g 141 ng/g
Production date: Jan. 19, 2018 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2018-0125-075) Best Before (Fridge/Freezer): Jan.19.2019/2021 0.338 pg/g 0.944 pg/g 89.0 ng/g
Production date: Dec. 6, 2017 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2017-1211-100) Best Before (Fridge/Freezer): Dec.06.2018/2020 0.338 pg/g 1.20 pg/g 104.0 ng/g
Production date: Sep. 1, 2017 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2017-0905-025 and BDS - Report #12471-1) Best Before (Fridge/Freezer): Sep.01.2018/2020 0.300 pg/g 0.60 pg/g 132.0 ng/g
Production date: Jul 20, 2017 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2017-0724-016 and BDS - Report #12284-1) Best Before (Fridge/Freezer): Jul.20.2018/2020 0.230 pg/g 0.23 pg/g 84.9 ng/g
Production date: Apr. 21, 2017 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2017-0424-021 and BDS - Report #11859-1) Best Before (Fridge/Freezer): Apr.21.2018/2020 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) Best Before (Fridge/Freezer): Mar.27.2018/2020 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) Best Before (Fridge/Freezer): Mar.06.2018/2020 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) Best Before (Fridge/Freezer): Feb.21.2018/2020 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) Best Before (Fridge/Freezer): Feb.01.2018/2020 0.300 pg/g 2.60 pg/g 81.8 ng/g

E. Test Results (EVCLO Softgels)

WHO PCDD/F-TEQ WHO-PCDD/F PCB-TEQ PCB 28-52-101-138-153-180
EU REGULATION 1.75 pg/g 4.00 pg/g 200 ng/g
Production date: February 2020 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2020-0218-010) - BBE: FEB 2023 BN: 061782
0.343 pg/g
0.59 pg/g
157 ng/g
Production date: October 2019 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2019-1008-064) - BBE: DEC 2022 BN: 058347
0.327 pg/g
0.837 pg/g
48.1 ng/g
Production date: June 2019 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2019-0308-076) - BBE: JULY 2022
0.337 pg/g
0.92 pg/g
106 ng/g
Production date: August 2018 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2018-0417-050 and BDS - Report #13453-1) - BBE: AUG 2021
0.30 pg/g
0.60 pg/g
115.0 ng/g
Production date: February 2018 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2018-0125-074) - BBE: FEB 2021
0.342 pg/g
0.98 pg/g
90.8 ng/g
Production date: October 2017 (Testing by EUROFINS Report #440-2017-0424-021 and BDS - Report #11859-1) - BBE: MAY 2020
0.300 pg/g
1.30 pg/g
83.7 ng/g

The concentration of fat-soluble nutrients depends on several biological factors, including the size of the fish and the amount of oil contained in the liver. There are also seasonal variations related to the spawning cycle of the fish, climatic conditions, plankton, and other conditions affecting the codfish. Because Rosita Extra Virgin Cod Liver Oil (EVCLO) is a completely unrefined & unprocessed wholefood, the concentration of nutrients will always vary from batch to batch.

The Nutrient Results (fat-soluble vitamins, sterols & fatty acids) shown below represent typical values and ranges which have been obtained from analytical testing at the institutes named above:

Vitamin E (Alpha-Tocopherol) Analysis

Sample ID:  Wild & Raw EVCLO

mg/tsp: 3.7-10

* Above values calculated from analysis performed at a number of European testing institutes (named above). Each testing institute analysis has been performed in duplicate.

Vitamin A (Retinol) Analysis

Sample ID:  Wild & Raw EVCLO

iu/tsp1: 3900

* Above values calculated from analysis performed at a number of European testing institutes (named above). Each testing institute analysis has been performed in duplicate.

Vitamin A2 (3,4-Dehydroretinol) Analysis

Sample ID:  Wild & Raw EVCLO

mg/kg:  > = 0.1

* > = Greater Than or Equal To Above values calculated from analysis performed at a number of European testing institutes (named above), and each testing institute analyses has been performed in duplicate.

Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) Analysis #

Sample ID:  Wild & Raw EVCLO

iu/tsp1: 395

* Above values calculated from analysis performed at a number of European testing institutes (named above). Each testing institute analysis has been performed in duplicate.

# The vitamin D in Wild & Raw EVCLO is the same form of vitamin D that yourbody produces when exposed to sunlight and the only form found in significant quantities in unrefined fish liver oils.

Ratio Vitamins A:D3

Sample ID:  Wild & Raw EVCLO

Ratio: Typically less than 10:1

 

Sterol Content

Cholesterol mg/Kg: 4044-5245

Brassicasterol (Phytosterol) mg/Kg: 40.4

* Above values calculated from analysis performed at a number of European testing institutes (named above). Each testing institute analysis has been performed in duplicate.

 

Fatty Acid Content

Wild & Raw EVCLO contains a wide spectrum of fatty acids including omega 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11 etc. The test data for select fatty acids of the total lipid content are shown below. Levels of other fatty acids not shown are available on request.

Vitamin E (Alpha-Tocopherol) Analysis

Sample ID:  Wild & Raw EVCLO

20:5n-3 (EPA) mg/tsp:  510

22:6n-3 (DHA) mg/tsp:  700

18:1n-9 (Oleic acid) mg/tsp:  1200

20:1n-9 (Gadoleic acid)* mg/tsp:  660

22:1n-11 (Cetoleic acid)* mg/tsp:  375

Fatty acids, Sum of Omega 6 Calc. mg/tsp:  160

Fatty acids, Sum of Omega 3 Calc. mg/tsp:  1460

Unidentified fatty acids mg/tsp:  240

 

Ratio DHA:EPA

Sample ID:  Wild & Raw EVCLO

DHA/EPA ratio:  1:1 – 1.3:1

Omega 6/Omega 3 Ratio:  0.11

 

 

1Vitamin testing is not performed on each batch and may vary from batch to batch, and from season to season. The vitamins are all naturally occurring; nothing is added or destroyed during production.

*Gadoleic acid [which was first noted in cod liver oil] and Cetoleic acid are present in higher amounts in codfish from Northern hemisphere and high latitude waters. These fatty acids are therefore found in higher quantities in genuine cod live oil originating from the Northern hemisphere. Cetoleic acid is also usually present in lower proportions than Gadoleic acid.

∆This ratio is a very good indicator of genuine Northern hemisphere cod liver oil.

 

Nutrition Facts

Wild & Raw Extra Virgin Cod Liver Oil: 150 ml
Suggested Serving Size: 1 teaspoon (5 ml) daily
Servings per Bottle: Approximately 30

Amount Per Serving

Calories 45     Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.5g 7.0%
Saturated Fat 0.9g 4.5%
Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a caloric intake of 2,000 calories.

Does Not Contain: Gluten, yeast, milk derivatives, synthetic nutrients, artificial colors or flavors.

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Formulated by a Ph.D. Scientist specializing in Nutrition & Marine Oils

Dr. Pieris Andrew Nicola, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer

Dr. Pieris Andrew Nicola is the Rosita family's scientist and products/nutrition specialist, who leads our research and development. He is a graduate of the University of Oxford, with a specialty, and multiple degrees in nutrition. Dr. Nicola is a leading authority in his field and also among the best in the sciences of marine oils.