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Choosing the correct method for Quantifying LC-PUFA in fish oil concentrates and algal oils

At Vitafoods Europe in May this year, we met a lot of people keen to know the difference between using European Pharmacopoeia (EP) and American Oil Chemist Society methodology (AOCS). As a result, our colleagues, Dr Charlie Scrimgeour, Consultant, and Claire Traynor, Head of Unit, have compiled a white paper that discusses choosing the correct method for Quantifying LC-PUFA in fish oil concentrates and algal oils. This will hopefully address a lot of the confusion surrounding the differences between the two and the apparent discrepancy in results observed.

Erucic acid in veg oils/fats

The EU Commission is considering a revision of MLs for erucic acid in veg oils/fats & infant formula. Read about it here and talk to us about tests.

Sample Submission Form Now Available

You can download a sample submission form for Mylnefield Lipid Analysis here Please note, this will take you to the James Hutton Limited website.

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OMTRYG: Analysis from API to FPP

A short case study of our work with Omtryg which included stability testing throughout shelf life analysis.

Special Offer - 20% Off Stability Storage

Mylnefield Lipid Analysis is delighted to offer a 20% discount to all customers booking stability storage before 30th June 2017 (for the duration of the storage). Our stability storage systems are fully validated in compliance with EU and US cGMP regulations and are 21 CFR Part 11 compliant. You can read more about Stability Storage at Mylnefield Lipid Analysis here. To discuss any stability storage requirements in confidence, please contact Iain Mayer on +44 7584 327829

Omega-3''s could defend against air pollution damage: Mice study

Supplementing the diet with omega-3 fatty acids could restrict the tissue and organ damage caused by air pollution, says research.

AOCS/GOED Laboratory Proficiency Programme

Mylnefield Lipid Analysis recently participated in the AOCS/GOED Laboratory Proficiency Programme for nutraceutical oils, the worlds most extensive and respected collaborative proficiency testing program for oil and fat related commodities. More than 500 chemists participate in the Programme to verify and demonstrate the quality control of their laboratory. Participants use standard GOED methods for sample analysis and then compare their results with a large cross-section of other laboratories using the same methods and samples. Tests on the marine based oils covered: GOED Monograph Fatty Acid Composition (Ph. Eur. 2.4.29) Cd 3d-63 Acid Value Cd 8b-90 Peroxide Value Cd 18-90 p -Anisidine Value Claire Traynor, Head of Mylnefield Lipid Analysis said: I think proficiency testing like this goes a long way to boost customer confidence and also the confidence of our team as it is really useful for us to see how Mylnefield Lipid Analysis compares to other labs and that our analytical techniques are keeping up with a high industry standard. I am pleased to say that we did very well with no outliers.

New Business Development Manager

James Hutton Limited (JHL), the parent company of Mylnefield Lipid Analysis, is delighted to welcome Iain Mayer to an expanding commercial team in the role of Business Development Manager for Analytical Services. In the coming weeks and months, Iain will be engaging with new and existing customers, ensuring efficient and effective service delivery for all aspects of the JHL analytical services offering.

Food Matters Live, 22 - 24 November, Excel, London

MLA parent company, James Hutton Limited will be at Food Matters Live from 22 - 24 November, Excel, London. The JHL display will showcase a wide range of analytical capabilities and services to the food industry which can assist with traceability, safety, provenance and product development and of course, the services we offer here at MLA. For more about James Hutton Limited visit For more about Food Matters Live visit

Fatty Acids and Lipids - Chemistry, Biology and Analysis course 23 - 24 February 2017

JHI announce that the 2017, Fatty Acids and Lipids - Chemistry, Biology and Analysis Course will take place between the 23rd and 24th February 2017, at the James Hutton Institute, Dundee, Scotland. The course of lectures will be given by Dr. Charlie Scrimgeour, Dr. Bill Christie MBE, Professor Terry Smith and Mr Peter Clough and is designed especially for those working with lipids (fats and oils) in the food, oleochemical, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, as will as in academia. The course will provide an introduction to the chemistsry, physics, biochemistry and analysis of lipid molecules. For more details, please contact Jonathan Snape by email ( or by phone on +44 1382 568568.

New Analytical Services

We are pleased to announce the following additional services to our portfolio: Colour Analysis (Lovibond, Gardner, EP); Oligomers testing following the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) monograph Omega-3-Acid Ethyl Esters and European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) monograph Omega-3-Acid Ethyl Esters 90. Please contact us for further details.

Borage Oil Authenticity

Dr Charlie Scrimgeour and Peter Clough have written a paper on borage oil authenticity that is soon to be published in Lipid Technology (Vol 26; No. 10; pp1-4)The paper highlights methods developed by MLA for determing the authenticity of borage oil and reprints are available on request.