Quality Management

Top Quality. Every Time.

As a contract manufacturer for the world's largest beverage company and others, each with their own stringent quality control standards, all our customers reap the benefits of our highly regimented quality control processes administered by well-qualified experts. Our facilities strictly adhere to good manufacturing practices (GMP), and comply with state, federal and local regulations. The result is quality and food-safety excellence in products you can be proud to carry your name.

Test, check, double check, recheck, verify, and document

Quality control is a constant process that begins with raw ingredient receipt. Following validation that each ingredient meets quality standards, we verify that ingredients and quantities meet your recipe specifications prior to blending. Following blending, each batch is sampled and tested in our lab, a process that repeats several times throughout the packaging process. Onsite micro testing is done by our staff microbiologist. Advanced manufacturing systems monitor each aspect of the process, alerting us if any aspect of the process moves beyond the narrow parameters set.

Since the company began more than 75 years ago, no product from our facilities has ever been recalled from the market.

Automated equipment along the way verifies container integrity and checks to see that each container is filled with the exact amount and properly sealed. In addition to automated systems, we visually check containers as they move to labeling and packaging. Retained product samples are pulled from each batch for immediate onsite testing by our microbiologist. Likewise for regulatory compliance as well as shipped samples to customer for validation. At each step of the process, we record process specifications, test results, and other quality-related information. We provide those records to you and maintain them in our own files.

Clean, calibrated, well maintained

To maintain quality and food safety in a production environment of complex, high-speed equipment, we follow strict cleaning and sanitation routines after each batch. Our clean-in-place (CIP) and sanitation procedures meet and exceed FDA requirements and fulfill the requirements for kosher and organic certifications. In addition, we check, calibrate and maintain equipment on an ongoing basis and conduct preventive maintenance according to manufacturer specifications and customer requirements. Our in-house engineers and technicians remain on site around the clock to perform immediate adjustments and repairs.

Reliable, consistent, verified quality

 

Our FSSC 22000: Version 3, 2013 certification as well as thorough quality management systems and processes ensure we meet or exceed FDA standards for quality and food safety, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP). Product traceability and recall programs are also in place. Our rigorous practices enable us to meet the standards for packaging organic, all natural, and kosher products.

To learn more about our quality assurance processes, contact us.