Ethoxyquin has been widely used as an antioxidant in the animal feed sector for decades, primarily to inhibit the oxidation of highly unsaturated fatty acids in fishmeal and fish silage.

This antioxidant has the unique property of being able to dissolve in both aqueous- and oil phases, depending on pH. However, there are concerns related to the use of etoxyquin - and in June 2017, the EU commission suspended the authorisation of ethoxyquin for all animal species and categories.

Hence, there was an immediate need to find an alternative solution. A new product containing the antioxidant propyl gallate has been developed by Borregaard. This product is optimised to ensure high quality, as well as stable product performance. The new combination of propyl gallate, lignosulphonic acid and formic acid provides a viable alternative for the market.

Download our free e-Book to learn more about the development of this new solution and the benefits it can offer:

  • Ethoxyquin-free 
  • Reduced degradation of the antioxidant
  • Longer shelf life of the silage additive
  • Stable and high quality fish silage

This e-Book has been published as an article in International Aquafeed magazine (April 2020)

Ethoxyquin ban in the EU
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