Beware of Analysis Limitations
As a consumer or OEM purchaser, one should always closely review all offered reporting data from the material provider. When purchasing oils derived from animal or fish fats, as opposed to nut or plant oils, this data becomes critically important. One of the most important areas of concern for animal derived fats and oils is the initial source of the livestock. This very important information must be reported on a Certificate Of Origin (COO). In the unlikely event of a health issue, the product can be tracked back through to its original source. Another important aspect is the health of the livestock at time of processing. This aspect requires a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DMV) reporting the health of every animal on a Veterinarian Certificate of Health (VCH). Subsequent to the livestock being processed, all raw materials (fat) should be packaged, source coded, flash frozen and stored properly and tracked with an Origin Identification Code (OIC) for shipment to a refiner of oils. The process of refining must remove all moisture and contaminants from the fat (crude oil). When considering if the refining process was successful and all efforts have been made to produce a consumer safe product, the evidence, or lack thereof, will be reported within the provided Certificate Of Analysis (COA). This analysis must be performed by a laboratory that is totally independent from the refiner and must be accredited by one or more Chemical Industry Testing Associations.
All Emu oils refined by BulkEmuOil.com are done so with Molecular Distillation Refining (MDR). Our MDR Emu oil COA’s include testing result reports of:
Acid Value, Iodine Value, Saponification Value, Color Lovibond Y and R, Peroxide Value (at time of refining) Melting Point, Ignition Residue, Moisture Content, Unsaponification, Arsenic, Heavy MetaL, Residue of Herbicide/Pesticide or other Cancer-causing Carcinogens, Specific Gravity, and percentages of Myristic, Palmitic, Palmitoleic, Stearic, Oleic, Linoleic and Linolenic Fatty Acids. These analysis standards have been approved by the International Emu Association. This complete analysis criteria is critical to assuring consumer safety.
All MDR Emu oils are refined under the strict rules of the International Emu Association (IEA) Emu oil certification program. These guidelines and procedures are further described at IEA Standards for Fully Refined Pure Emu Oil and Production Procedural Rules. There are other Emu oil certification programs within the industry. As a consumer or OEM purchaser you should review documentation provided by any supplier of Emu oil. When making your decision, have you been provided with a Certified COO, a Certified VCH, a Certified OIC, a Certified COA from an independent laboratory that meets the consumer safety criteria for your company’s products.
Please beware that not all Emu oil producers or administrators follow or comply with their own certification approval rules. Examples of this is willful failure to employ an independent analysis testing laboratory and the program administrator’s refusal to require compliance with the rules.