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Fish oil spoiled?

Supplements and pills.
Supplements and pills.
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A major consumer lawsuit was filed in San Francisco against several fish oil capsule makers and sellers claiming that many brands of fish oil contain levels of PCBs that exceed the "safe harbor" limits set for human consumption by California's Proposition 65 law. Fish oil supplements contain Omega-3 fatty acids which are considered helpful in reducing the risk of coronary heart disease. Eight companies were named in the lawsuit including CVS Pharmacy Inc, GNC, Nature Made brand, and Rite Aid.


David Roe, attorney for the plaintiffs in the fish oil lawsuit

Douglas “Duffy” MacKay, N.D., Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs for the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN). Dr. MacKay is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and was a co-owner and practitioner in a family-owned New Hampshire complementary and alternative medicine private practice for seven years.