What is ethoxyquin and is it safe?

Ethoxyquin is an antioxidant that protects and maintains the quality of the omega-3 fatty acids in fish meal, particularly during transport and storage. According to the Norwegian National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES), ethoxyquin exposure has not been found to have any effect on humans.  

The ethoxyquin levels in Skretting's ingredients and fish feeds are continuously monitored by our internal quality management system, Nutrace®. This ensures the ethoxyquin content remains well within the mandated limits for animal feeds.

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