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Elimination of "fishy" taint in eggs from hens fed diets containing canola meal

Published Authors R. Perez-Maldonado and T. Treloar Organisation Poultry Research and Development Centre, Department of Primary Industries Queensland Research Timing Jun 2005 Category Tag

When fed canola meal, the presence of a compound called sinapine in the meal often causes hens to lay eggs with a  fishy taint. This study aims to identify the exact levels of sinapine that cause this, and to eliminate the phenomenon.