Rosita takes testing very seriously and uses a number of leading European Institutes to test their fish liver oils (Europe has very strict policies). Some of these include the Institute of Aquaculture, a leading internationally recognized aquaculture research institution based within the University of Stirling, Scotland, (United Kingdom), and a number of independent Norwegian laboratories and institutions with great expertise in marine raw materials and products.
Rosita oils have been tested for persistent organic pollutants (POPs) including pesticides (such as DDT), industrial chemicals (such as polychlorinated biphenyls, PCBs) and unintentional by-products of industrial processes (such as dioxins and furans). They have also been tested for heavy metals and microbiological contamination. The test results for Rosita EVCLO have consistently come back with very low levels of contaminants, and are fully compliant with stringent European Commission and WHO rules on environmental pollutants. The deep fjords of Northern Norway are some of the cleanest and purest ocean waters in the world.
Each and every batch of Extra Virgin Cod Liver Oil is tested, and the results are published here http://evclo.com/testing/ .
Rosita oils have also been analyzed by universities and government-linked research scientists, some of whom are involved in monitoring the quality of fish oils. Rosita oils are also currently been used in scientific research at leading European universities.
Extra Virgin Cod Liver Oil, like all raw foods from animals, will never be completely free of contaminants. Prop 65 in California calls for levels of contaminants in fish liver oils that are so low only a highly processed oil can pass the requirements. Rosita refuses to use any processes that will compromise the integrity of the oil’s nutrients, such as high heat molecular distillation (which strips cod liver oil of all of nearly its naturally occurring vitamins A and D). As a result, EVCLO will pass the stringent European contaminant restrictions and U.S. FDA restrictions but is not Prop 65 compliant.
This article applies to: Rosita Extra Virgin Cod Liver Oil (EVCLO).