South Korea’s authorities have recalled 12 krill oil products after safety tests found banned substances or excessive use of solvents in the products. This had led the authorities to call for tougher inspections at the customs.
The country’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) said that 12 out of the 41 krill oil products tested were ‘non-conforming’ to safety standards.
Neubria krill, Zinofin, na+uralplus, Blue Ocean Krill Oil, UltraMax KrillOil 58, NZ Origin’s Antarctica Krill Oil 500, and Clean Krill Oil 1200 were some of the krill oil capsules cited by the authorities in a statement.
The inspection examined the levels of extraction solvents hexane, acetone, ethyl acetate, isopropyl alcohol, and methyl alcohol in the products.