Frequently Asked Questions 

What preservatives are used in your feed?

What preservatives are used in

What preservatives are used in your feed?

BioMar Australia do not add Ethoxyquin as a feed additive. We have developed alternative solutions to stabilise our fish oils and meal. However, due to Ethoxyquins legal use in the global supply chain, traces of ethoxyquin may be found in the marine ingredients we use. Recent testing (2020-2021) has found no traces of ethoxyquin in our feed.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) require that a stabiliser be added to fishmeal prior to shipping, ensuring safe transportation of storage of this ingredient. This is because the fish oil component of fish meal react naturally with oxygen in the air, and in some conditions, can catch fire. Ethoxyquin is an effective and widely used stabiliser. Ethoxyquin is approved by the federal government and generally regarded as safe.