Quality is ingrained in our culture and built into our hiring process. We create this culture from both the group up and top down, so that it exists in all aspects of our daily operations. It’s also deeply rooted in our continuous improvement practices by reinforcing three elements:
By emphasizing a value we share and can all act on, we create a strong sense of “us.”
We believe we’re only as good as the level of quality we provide, so we never sacrifice quality for production output. Through our proven internal processes and procedures, we have demonstrated our ability to consistently provide quality spray dried and blended products that meet and exceed regulatory and FDA requirements from the receipt of raw materials, through the production process and into the finished product package. Quality is part of our everyday routine, it is the way we work, the way we do business and why we take pride in what we do.
We are an SQF 2000 Level 2 certified company and proud to be amongst the few who successfully achieved SQF certification with high rating at the very first certification audit. Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification is recognized across the globe for the implementation of a HACCP food safety plan by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is an industry-driven initiative providing leadership and guidance on food safety management systems necessary for safety along the supply chain.
Our consistent efforts enable us to meet ISO 9001:2008 surveillance and recertification’s audits requirements without a single non-conformance throughout the last five years.
HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) certification is a food safety system encompassing the GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) and compliance to 9CFR417 and 21CFR110
Protein/Nitrogen analysis- Leco Model FP-528 Analyzer
Particle analysis- Beckman Coulter LS 13320 Laser Particle Size Analyzer
Bulk density- Quantachrome Autotap Model AT-1
Ash measurement- Phoenix microwave muffle furnace
Fat measurement- CEM SmartTrac programmed to match Mojonnier method
pH measurement- (temperature-compensated)
Moisture – CEM SmartTrac using microwave/CSC Moisture Balance/Mettler Moisture Balance/Karl Fischer Titrator
Scorched particle testing
Viscosity – Brookfield RVT and LVT viscometers
Mesh analysis- Tyler RX-29 Ro-Tap test sieve shaker
Solubility- Beckman Coulter centrifuge
Equipped to run customer specific titrations