Our external lab for fatty acid analysis is the #1 in prestigious proficiency testing programme

James Hutton Limited’s dedicated lipid laboratory, Mylnefield Lipid Analysis, has claimed first place in the GOED Nutraceuticals Series of the American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) Laboratory Proficiency Program (LPP), the world’s most extensive and respected collaborative proficiency testing programme for oil and fat-related commodities.

The AOCS LPP encompasses two rounds of testing during a 12 month period whereby participants use the same standard GOED analytical methods on the same samples and the accuracy of results are worked out against a number of parameters. 38 laboratories worldwide submitted their results for the tests, of which Mylnefield Lipid Analysis came out on top.

Mylnefield Lipid Analysis was persuaded in the first instance to take part in the AOCS LPP by Ronald Pott, our QC Manager.

Mr Pott said: “We have used Mylnefield Lipid Analysis for analysing fatty acid profiles for many years. The laboratory’s participation in the AOCS LPP is important for us. It helps to demonstrate to our suppliers and customers that the laboratory we are using is doing their work correctly and it provides a reassurance that we receive consistency of results.

“This is essential because the fish oil blends we create for our customers have very narrow specifications for fatty acids profiles. For that reason, I am really pleased that we can show our suppliers and customers that the lab we are using has achieved first place in the AOCS Laboratory Proficiency Program.”