IKOS Program


The International Krill Oil Standards Program is a third-party testing and accreditation program for omega-3 krill oil products.

Products that match the label claim for EPA and DHA, and meet the safety standards for environmental contaminants set by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and the World Health Organization (WHO), are eligible for inclusion on the IKOS Program website.

The IKOS Program tests krill oil products for:

  • Dioxins and furans (results in ppt)
  • Dioxin-like PCBs (results in ppt)
  • PCBs (results in ppt)
  • Essential fatty acids (results in mg/g)
  • Oxidation (peroxide, anisidine, True Anisidine Value (TAV); total oxidation; results in meq/kg)
  • Mercury (results in 10 ppb)
  • Cadmium (results in ppm)
  • Lead (results in ppm)
  • Arsenic (results in ppm)
  • Acid value (results in KoH/g)

 For more information about the above specifications, visit the IKOS website.