Heart Foundation attracts criticism for fish oil logo

Fish oil products that have been independently tested and meet strict quality standards will be able to display the logo as part of a licensing program similar to the ‘heart tick’ for food products.

“It’s recommended that all Australians should aim to eat 2–3 serves of 150g of oily fish or seafood a week in order to reduce their risk of heart disease,” Tony Thirlwell, CEO of Heart Foundation NSW, said.

But nutritionist Dr Rosemary Stanton (PhD) questioned the wisdom of promoting the supplements.

“There is good evidence they reduce triglyceride levels but